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Re: HOLOCENE (was: Re: Proposal:New Geologic Era)
On Mon, 2 Jun 1997 Tetanurae@aol.com wrote:
> Aren't we in the Holocene by definition forever? In other words, the
> Holocene started 10,000 years before this instant in time, and the Holocene -
> Pleistocene boundry is forever moving forward in time at exactly 10,000 years
> ago.... Or am I totally wrong?
You might say that. However, by saying that the Holocene began 10,000
years before this "instant" in time is both partially incorrect and
actually just an estimate of an age we cannot be 100% sure about. But, I
would still be hesitant to say that you are totally wrong. Once we
humans have gone the way of the dinos, the question mainly is have we had
enough impact on the geologic record to warrant the time that we spend
here as a new geologic era? Good question, but nothing that can really
be answered for a long time.