Interviewing James Lovelock (1919-2022)
Scientist, Inventor and Creator of Gaia Hypothesis
I am writing this having just heard the news that James Lovelock passed away last week. He died on his 103rd birthday surrounded by his family and loved ones. In the image above, James is seen showing off one of his early inventions to an ex-Pfizer boss from the United States during my second time filming and interviewing him.
Last year, in 2021, I had the pleasure of interviewing and filming Professor James Lovelock, a scientist and inventor (including the electron capture detector pictured above) best known for his controversial theory that the Earth is a self-regulating community of micro-organisms. The Gaia Hypothesis.
The interview was for the Longevity Forum in the US discussing his thoughts on longevity of life. I was particularly interested in this meeting as I am currently enrolled in a diploma on longevity of life through nutrition.
The interview was planned to be just 15 minutes long but I was there for well over an hour chatting post interview and looking at all his memorabilia.
Contribution to Science Award
James has written a number of books and I was lucky enough to receive a signed copy of his latest book "Novacene - The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence"
James Lovelock on the BBC
RIP James Lovelock
When I met James and his lovely wife Sandra Jean Orchard, they were both still taking daily walks along the beach where they lived.
James passed away due to complications after a fall 6 months ago. However, I'm sure that had he not had that fall, he would still be out there walking today.