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Four ways to understand the Earth's age - Joshua M. Sneideman

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The Earth is 4.6 billion years old -- but how can humans relate to a number so colossal, and where do we fit on the geologic timeline? Comparing the Earth’s lifetime to one calendar year, events like the extinction of dinosaurs and Columbus setting sail took place relatively recently. Joshua M. Sneideman reminds us of our time and place in the universe.

The Earth has an incredibly long history. How does understanding geologic time and the significant geologic events of the past impact your understanding of humans’ unique responsibility and place on earth?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Joshua M. Sneideman
  • Producer Powerhouse Animation Studios Inc.
  • Director Shane Minshew
  • Artist Shaun Bryant
  • Animator Patrick Quiring, Patrick Stannard
  • Compositor Nicole Petta
  • Narrator Michelle Snow

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