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"Your section 12 Faith-Based Thinking makes absolutely no sense to me."
Dr. Robert Hazen, Carnegie Institution for Science, Geophysical Laboratory
Published on Jul 29, 2014 - CarnegieInstitution - 57:29 minutes
The story of Earth is a 4.5-billion-year saga of dramatic transformations, driven by physical, chemical, and—based on a fascinating growing body of evidence—biological processes. The co-evolution of life and rocks, the new paradigm that frames this lecture, unfolds in an irreversible sequence of evolutionary stages. Each stage re-sculpted our planet's surface, each introduced new planetary processes and phenomena, and each inexorably paved the way for the next. This grand and intertwined tale of Earth's living and non-living spheres is only now coming into focus.