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wait but why: Putting Time In Perspective

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But ME!

This made me stop and reflect:

Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them.  It's not our fault—the spans of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it's almost impossible to get a handle on it.  If the Earth formed at midnight and the present moment is the next midnight, 24 hours later, modern humans have been around since 11:59:59pm—1 second.  And if human history itself spans 24 hours from one midnight to the next, 14 minutes represents the time since Christ.

Thank you so much for posting this, Christina!  How strangely comforting!

Comforting in that it puts our lifetime in perspective?

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