White, R. S. (2010) Introductory Essay, by Robert S. White, to Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time by Stephen Jay Gould. The International society for science & religion library project.
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The discovery and understanding of “Deep Time” – the fact that the Earth is enormously older than humanity – is one of the most profound insights that geology has produced. It is hard to grasp the enormity of the age of the Earth. A commonly-used analogy is to represent the Earth’s age as a calendar year. In that perspective, modern homo sapiens have lived on Earth for less than 20 minutes of the last day of the year.
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|Journal or Publication Title:||The International society for science & religion library project|
|Depositing User:||Sarah Humbert|
|Date Deposited:||12 Mar 2011 11:52|
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