Putting Time in Perspective

Want to have your mind blown? Take several minutes and check out the graphs here:

Putting Time in Perspective

Each one shows a period of time, then "zooms out" to look at another period. It goes from one day all the way up to the birth and death of the universe (as it's commonly understood now).

All those very important events, inventions, ideas are just the most recent moments in our very long history. So, you know, you might want to allow for the possibility you might be wrong about something. It wasn't that long ago our ancestors thought they knew what was going on--even though they couldn't speak or make fire. (And not too far before that their ancestors were first poisoning the atmosphere with oxygen through photosynthesis).


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