The universe is ancient - 50,000 times older than our species. On a cosmic time scale, human history is as brief as the blink of an eye. www.melodysheep.com
In discussing my upcoming column in the FCFP with a few people, it seems that Deep Time is still a new and challenging concept for many.
It's something I've been contemplating on for decades, and it seem to me if one wants to defend Reality Thinking, that is defend Earth's geophysical facts against the GOP's God of ME FIRST ad hoc PR reality, an appreciating Deep Time is an indispensable tool. For one its key to making sense of Evolution, that is Earth's four and half thousand million years of Creation unfolding one day at a time.* And evolution is the only way we can hope to put today's radical geophysical transitions into a realistic perspective.
I'll share my most fun interaction,
"Whoa, Peter! You’re blowing my mind!
Are you a geologist?
I haven’t read through or watched all the links, but I will definitely have to come back to the one about “Deep Time!”
I don’t, not believe it, but it does frustrate me because I want to grasp the whole picture!
How did it all come to be & why?
Is there a reason & will I ever know it ????? HA!After this, how could I not try a little harder to find worthy YouTube video. One that better conveys our current understanding in as humanly accessible a way as possible. The folks at Melodysheep have taken it one leap beyond what's been produced up to now. Watched more than once, it gets better.