The Pliocene Woman

The Earth’s Big Bang happened between four and five billion years ago, and the planet will live a total of about 12 billion years before it is either devoured or scorched by the Sun, ultimately, a red giant. However, if we illustrate the history of our planet with a clock on which one hour marks billion years, we can see how the presence of animals and plants is noticeably short, starting around four and ending around five o’clock.

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