Could it be so that the Gaian mind is actually a purposeful mind, although much bigger than ours so its super-intelligence can’t fit in our scientific theories?
Could we as a species be just an allergic reaction of our planet to some cosmic danger that the Mother Earth has sensed through all the information it has acquired from all levels of species across its body?
And that our collective technology is supposed to protect it from some external hazards in the solar system instead of ruining it from within?
I hear this argument recently (and independently) more often. It doesn’t add up to what I think of the purposelessness of self-organization and randomness of emergent properties. But what do I know if I’m only a cell in this super-organism?