Of humans and deep time

Oh, the tricks and antics of the Third Chimpanzee! Oh, angels, weep for Man – the pretentious master of the universe.

 

BIG History: Big Bang to Universe to Stars to Chemical Elements to Life to Natural Selection to Humans to Language to Civilization.

 

Deep time: The earth’s age: 4 billion years old (very old); earliest human-like ancestors’ age: 4 million years (very young). The earth existed for 3.96 billion years without you. Be humble.

 

Humans seem hard-wired to tempt fate. And yet the elasticity of tolerance is unknown: the breaking point always comes as a surprises.

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