Here’s a first exercise for Gaia school. Please think of this as a fun learning exercise; no grades will be assigned. 😉
I’ve posted this exercise in several places – Goggle +, Facebook and this blog – to see what kinds of responses are offered. I’ll offer my response at a later time, along with my motivation for both my response and for posing the exercise. Even though I hope the exercise will be interesting and fun, the point that I hope to make with it is not trivial.
Here it is. Outside my window, it’s raining. (Well, it was when I posted this.) In one or two complete sentences – they can be long and complex, but preferably with good punctuation – explain what that means, including what “it” is.
Registered users of this site can enter a response in a comment. (Comments are moderated, so they will not appear immediately.) Others can send responses by email.
While you’re working on this exercise, I’m going to draft another post about “Gaia school” – the concept and potential evolution – and the primer course that I’ve developed as the main entry-level focus for Gaia school: my new seminar Gaia 101 : A Story of Gaia, offered both online and in person (mostly in central Maine for now).
I have designed that seminar so that students in the school can understand what Gaia is, what it is not, and the multiple ways that we study it, with sciences – especially systems sciences and geophysiology – being the main but not only modes.