Monday, 10 March 2008



If we imagine that our 15 billion year history was compressed into a single year:

The Milky Way galaxy self-organised in late February;
Our solar system emerged from the elemental stardust of an exploded super-nova in early September;
The planetary oceans formed in mid September
Earth awakened into Life in late September;
Sex was invented in late November;
The dinosaurs lived for a few days in early December;
Flowering plants burst upon the scene with a dazzling array of colour in mid December;
The Universe began reflecting consciously in and through the human, with choice and free will, less than ten minutes before midnight on December 31st
On this scale of 12 months, Jesus would have been born on December 31st at 11:59:45 pm.
The major scientific discoveries of this century would be in the final second before the end of the year.

In the contemporary scientific worldview we are latecomers to this planet. Not only are we latecomers, we are totally dependent on an ecological system that nurtured us very slowly into existence through a long process of adaptation, changes and upheavals in the development of life on this planet.

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