Recently, I had the opportunity to review a computer program produced by MAXIS called "SimEarth." The program simulates many different aspects of a planet, including climate, evolution, atmospheric composition and civilization. The user designs, modifies, manages and nurtures a planet from creation through the formation of oceans, appearance of life, evolution and development of intelligence and a level of technology that can look beyond the planet to space. Inspired by James Lovelock's GAIA hypothesis, Sim Earth simulates the Earth as a living organism.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1991 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Hungerford, James J.
"Science Notes - Review: SimEarth, Software for Planet Management,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 28
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol28/iss1/10