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  •  Thanks wader ... (3+ / 0-)
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    Great OND. This was fascinating:

    Every geologic boundary marks a redefinition of the terms of life on Earth, which is why the Anthropocene debate has that rare quality of being simultaneously academic and socially relevant. It is an exercise of deep-time imagination, but with real-world, right-now implications. So strap on your geology goggles and dive into the Anthropocene with the masters of the geologic timetable — for the 50th episode of Generation Anthropocene.

    The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.― Neil deGrasse Tyson

    by maggiejean on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 09:42:44 PM PST

    •  We're burying the world in a new layer (3+ / 0-)
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      that future geologists and other scientists will possibly uncover to reveal the major failures we generated in our ecosphere at the time.

      It sounds like the foreward of a new science fiction novel.

      "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

      by wader on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 09:56:01 PM PST

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      •  If there are any self aware (1+ / 0-)
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        creatures around to decipher what we humans have done. You are  correct about reading like an scifi story.

        The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.― Neil deGrasse Tyson

        by maggiejean on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 10:01:11 PM PST

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