Everyone has a world view,
a collection of beliefs and attitudes that affect how they perceive and contribute to the world.
Some believe that the Earth works like a machine that can be manipulated and controlled. Others view
the planet as a living entity, from the global mother that the ancient Greeks called
recent descriptions of the Earth as our
In ancient Greek mythology, Gaia is the goddess of the Earth. Her son, Anateus, retained his
strength as long as he was in touch with his mother and was defeated only when Hercules held him
aloft. To some, Anateus has come to represent modern society.
"Home Place" is the title of a collection of essays on global ecology by Dr. Stan Rowe, a
philosopher and retired professor from the University of Saskatchewan.