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The Anthropocene epoch could inaugurate even more marvellous eras of evolution

Very interesting concept from The Guardian:

…ironically we can’t forecast terrestrial trends with as much confidence as our ancestors could. Their lives and environment changed slowly from generation to generation. For us, technological change is so fast that scenarios quickly enter the realm of wild conjecture and science fiction.

Source: The Anthropocene epoch could inaugurate even more marvellous eras of evolution | Martin Rees | Environment | The Guardian

This in not dental at all but it is a fascinating look at a possible future based on our past. Worth reading if you have a curious mind.

The idea of the Anthropocene epoch is that the impact man has on the planet puts us into a much different situation than in the past when epochs changed verrrry slowly over millions of years. The premise is that the presence of mankind and our unprecedented ability to manipulate our environment produce rapid change and rapid evolution of the species?Are we really entering a new geologic era?

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