The planet and all matter in the cosmos are living and animate. Doesn't matter that we might not be aware of the time scale in which their being animate, organic and living, becomes known. Or that we might never comprehend it, like many countless other things that we do not.
The planet earth is a living thing. Just like each cell in the body has an independent life and the agglomeration of all cells creates a living body, so too, the planet is one living thing. We humans, a