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

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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 99 - Other
Divisions: 99 - Other
Journal or Publication Title: The International society for science & religion library project
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2011 11:52
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:02
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/2034

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