Image via Wikipedia"According to Margulis and Lovelock, the earth can be understood as a giant living organism, attending to its own needs – an organism of which we, for the moment, are interesting parts."
- David Leeming. Myth: A Biography of Belief. Oxford University Press, 2002 pg 46
I love this idea. It reminds me of the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and how we are all here for a larger purpose that we cannot even fathom.