Secondary technology of Tier 2
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- "All opposing forces start to resemble each other as conflict continues."
- Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe, Principles of Modern War
Research in homeostasis – the manner in which biological systems regulate external variables to maintain optimum internal conditions – on this planet has focused primarily on the manner in which native flora regulate temperature and acidity-alkalinity balance in harsh conditions. Hopes are to genetically engineer Earth crops to adapt the homeostasis mechanics of native plants in order to reduce dependency on artificial means to increase yield. Meanwhile, scientists in some colonies have taken up the Gaia hypothesis offered by the Old Earth environmentalist James Lovelock, who posited that any planet with life operates as a vast homeostatic superorganism; understanding the systems in operation here could lead to methods for human beings to lessen their dependence on artificial means through direct adaptation to the planetary ecology.