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    an interesting article :

    Have humans created a new geological age?

    although i find the name rather presumptious, as it's likely to be shortest era of them all, about the length of 1 ammonite zone in the Mesozoic


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    I think we have removed a few by excavation and the rape of the orlds mineral wealth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    I think we have removed a few by excavation and the rape of the orlds mineral wealth.
    so?
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    In 1944, this creature rose from the swamp, with tremendous strength and some dormant memories that for example allowed him to speak English, but not knowing what he was, and not remembering Cyrus Gold or his fate. Wandering throughout the swamp, he encountered two escaped criminals, killed them, and took their clothes. When they asked him his name, he simply muttered that he had been born on Monday. Reminded of an old nursery rhyme about a man born on Monday, the thugs named the creature "Solomon Grundy".
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    la?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    la?
    wha?
    Solomon Grundy
    In 1944, this creature rose from the swamp, with tremendous strength and some dormant memories that for example allowed him to speak English, but not knowing what he was, and not remembering Cyrus Gold or his fate. Wandering throughout the swamp, he encountered two escaped criminals, killed them, and took their clothes. When they asked him his name, he simply muttered that he had been born on Monday. Reminded of an old nursery rhyme about a man born on Monday, the thugs named the creature "Solomon Grundy".
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    no it's 'tee' next as everyone knows it goes doh, raey, meh, fah, so la tee doh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    no it's 'tee' next as everyone knows it goes doh, raey, meh, fah, so la tee doh!
    ankari nzda el ebi doha e equerey google it!
    Solomon Grundy
    In 1944, this creature rose from the swamp, with tremendous strength and some dormant memories that for example allowed him to speak English, but not knowing what he was, and not remembering Cyrus Gold or his fate. Wandering throughout the swamp, he encountered two escaped criminals, killed them, and took their clothes. When they asked him his name, he simply muttered that he had been born on Monday. Reminded of an old nursery rhyme about a man born on Monday, the thugs named the creature "Solomon Grundy".
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    hey does your mom know you climbed up onto the keyboard bro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    hey does your mom know you climbed up onto the keyboard bro?
    no but your mom does hahahahaha
    Solomon Grundy
    In 1944, this creature rose from the swamp, with tremendous strength and some dormant memories that for example allowed him to speak English, but not knowing what he was, and not remembering Cyrus Gold or his fate. Wandering throughout the swamp, he encountered two escaped criminals, killed them, and took their clothes. When they asked him his name, he simply muttered that he had been born on Monday. Reminded of an old nursery rhyme about a man born on Monday, the thugs named the creature "Solomon Grundy".
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    How do we useally define a new era by the way? By looking at the geological time scale? In that case, yes we have created a new era (Just think about all the garbage etc). I don't know that much about this stuff, I hope I haven't misunderstood
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    normally they are marked by changes in the faunal and floral composition of the fossil record, sometimes aided by lithological changes or specific marker beds (e.g. the K-T clay)

    the larger the faunal / floral changeover, the higher up the rankings your chronostratigraphic division sits : e.g. the changeover from palaeozoic to mesozoic was far more pronounced than say the one from the Callovian to the Oxfordian in the Jurassic

    so in that respect, the extinctions we're currently causing could be seen as the boundary between the Pleistocene and the next geological stage, which would make the 'anthropocene' a reference to the extinction event, with proper geological periods on either side
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