Thursday, 8 January 2015

Ohh I Feel So Oooold

Sir Dave Attenboro sounding off about Glooobal Warning here:

"Never in the history of humanity in the last 10 million years have all human beings got together to face one danger that threatens us - never."

Well, you might push back the clock to the earliest hominids around 7 million years ago, australopithecines say 4 million years ago, Homo habilis about 2.3 million years ago, Homo sapiens 200,000 years ago... but 10 million?

And for how long have all human beings had the capacity to get together for any reason at all? A few hundred years? A century or two?

Smallpox, anyone?


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