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When I was a kid, I would hear news about millions of years old or billions, and my brain was trained to shut that shit out or disregard it as satanic propaganda. But there was always a level of cognitive dissonance that I couldn’t stop thinking about.
The smart people in the room thought in terms of evolution. And there was a point when I was sick of finding myself in the corner with a dunce hat on my head.
The distance that evangelicals go to try and battle evolutionary ideas from their children is quite unbelievable looking back at it. It makes sense. Get ’em young. But the world really makes much more sense in the evolutionary standpoint.
Anyway, I repeat myself too much.
Take a look at this cool video. Enjoy.
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The past is a vast and mysterious land that begins at the big bang and ends in the present, expanding with each passing moment. It is the home of everything that came before, the key to understanding our present. Here we find the most amazing creatures to ever roam our planet, hundreds of millions of species so diverse that our imagination cannot do them justice. Unfortunately the past carefully guards its secrets.