chapter ii

chapter ii

2.04.2009

Scale


Looking at the scale of time:

"One way to reduce the eons of history into a more comprehensible form is to imagine what would happen if the 4.5 billion years of the earth's existence, from initial formation to today, were instead compressed into a twenty-four-hour day. If the earth was formed at 12:01 a.m.,
then life would appear at about 3:30 am.
after a long day of slow progression to multicellular organisms, the Cambrian explosion would finally occur at 9 pm.
Later that evening, dinosaurs would roam the earth.
Their extinction would happen at 11:40 pm, at which time mammals would begin to expand....
the divergence of branches leading to chimps and humans would occur with only one minute and 17 seconds remaining in the day, and anatomically modern humans would appear with just three seconds left. The life of a middle-aged human on earth today would occupy the last MILLISECOND (one-thousandth of a second)"

--- excerpt from Language of God by Francis Collins

Imagine how small we are for the complexities of life, love, creation, ....

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