Found this chart of the eras of the Earth while browsing a dictionary yesterday. In Buddhism, there is the term called kalpa to represent over 4 billion years, which happens to be about the age of the Earth. The scientific description of the origin of humans is quite fascinating! Because of the fairly recent mapping of the human genome, we are just beginning to see our evolution more clearly and our interrelatedness with all living beings.
Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvanian’
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Archeozoic, Buddhism, Cambrian, Carboniferous, Carl Sagan, Cenozoic, Cosmos, Cretaceous, Devonian, epoch, era, evolution, Jurassic, kalpa, Mesozoic, Mississippian, Neocene, Nova, Ordovician, Paleogene, Paleozoic, Pennsylvanian, Proterzoic, Quaternary, Sagan, Silurian, Triassic on November 4, 2008 | 1 Comment »