Perception of Geologic Time (C/N)

Alan Grant explained to the graduate students working on his dig that the Velociraptor they’d dug up hadn’t been distorted by the computer but by the slow process of time. He mused privately that humans lived on another timescale then geologic time. His analogies were based on the fact that most of what humans experience pales time-wise with the processes and workings of the Earth. One of his favorite examples in the classroom was to compress human lifespan to a day, and the time the dinosaurs spent on the Earth would still be longer than the age of the Pyramids.