FOP: Beyond Rocks

Great post by Friends Of the Pleistoscene. Read it in full here.

In the wake of Seth’s presentation, we couldn’t help wondering:  Is the speed of change in the material realities of life on the planet outpacing our ways of knowing?  Everything we humans think we know about living on Earth, and everything we thought was useful for life here, was invented by ancestors who lived during times when the hockey stick graphs were relatively “flat.”  But, as Seth put it, we’re now living at right angles with that (former) world.  We’re now living on a qualitatively different planet.  While that doesn’t necessarily mean that human knowledge needs to start over, it does mean we need to rethink, reconfigure, and reinvent “what we know” from an entirely different angle (the vertical, accelerating rise).  And we need to do that quickly.

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