Deep time

March 6, 2009 • 2:19 pm

by Greg Mayer

Seed Magazine has a nice video showing The Evolution of Life in 60 Seconds.  It gives you a good feel for “deep time“: the immense span of ages that is the history of the Earth.  It is especially notable how brief the entire Phanerozoic (from the Greek for “visible life”), the last 550 million years or so of largish animals with hard parts, is.

3 thoughts on “Deep time

  1. I need the 6 minute version to be able to hear all of it.

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  2. RE Related posts: they are “automatically generated”; machine intelligence has a ways to go yet! You should see what YouTube’s algorithms think are videos related to my cat: she must be an atheist. GCM

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