In lieu of this week’s entry into the Philosopher’s Lexicon, I invite you to tai a look at Planet Pailly’s series “Sciency Words”. This particular entry on the word “anthropocene” certainly invites philosophical contemplation. Enjoy!
Today’s post is part of a special series here on Planet Pailly called Sciency Words. Every Friday, we take a look at a new and interesting scientific term to help us all expand our scientific vocabularies together. Today’s word is:
As recently as 2012, scientists have confirmed there is life on Earth. Do not underestimate the effect life can have on a planet. Do not underestimate the even greater effect of intelligent life.
The term Anthropocene is a fairly new addition to the scientific lexicon. It’s still unclear whether or not the term will stick.
Anthropocene loosely refers to the era of Earth’s geological history when human beings (anthropos is Greek for human) have had the greatest geological impact on the planet.
How have we impacted the geology of our planet? Just think of all the digging we do. Think of all the minerals we’ve extracted from Earth’s…
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