Dramatic Direction

The Great "'Cene Change" That Made Civilization Possible

Theater aficionados know that noise and commotion behind the curtain during the intermission of a theatrical performance intensify anticipation. Then, when the curtain rises again, the audience sees that the scene has been radically altered, and the "wow" factor is heightened. Earth's scene (or "'cene") has also changed dramatically in history to bring about surprising changes for humanity's benefit.

The 'cene that we and the rest of Earth's inhabitants are seeing right now is the Pleistocene, the epoch during which ice coverage of our planet varies in a patterned way, the era of "the ice age cycle." For the past 2.58 million years, Earth has cycled at regular, repeated intervals of...


is an astrophysicist and the founder and president of the science-faith think tank Reasons to Believe (RTB).

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #49, Summer 2019 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo49/dramatic-direction


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