Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A thought on human history

This blog often visits paleontology and archaeology, and I came across this reminder today of how we need to approach our study of both.

"Consider the earth's history as the old measure of the English yard, the distance from the King's nose to the tip of his outstretched hand. One stroke of a nail file on his middle finger erases human history."
- John McPhee

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