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I am really learning a lot by some of the information posted here! ThumbsUp


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History, especially ancient history, is pretty fascinating. Far more has been forgotten than has ever been preserved.


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The Hadean period began 4.5 billion years ago, when Earth was just 40 million or so years old. Scientists have long presumed it was a time of hell-like conditions, characterized by scorching temperatures and molten rock.

But the zircons reveal a different story. Chemical signatures embedded in the crystals suggest the planet had water, continents and even interconnected oceans.

This month, researchers studying these zircons made an even more unexpected discovery: the first evidence that life may have existed 4.1 billion years ago. That's 300 million years earlier than was previously thought.
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I'm not sure that there were any sentient beings during the Hadean period, but you never know... grin What it does demonstrate (or at least imply), though, is that there was more development on Earth earlier than imagined. What has yet to be discovered, however, are human footprints in Pleistocene soils... or either the Ark of Noah, or the Covenant.


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Interesting stuff. I think this is really about stuff that happened, a LONG time ago. I offer http://campground-search.com/CampgroundDetails.aspx?cgid=120 as something of possible interest. The remains of what was, once, the greatest waterfall in the entire world - 400ft high and over 3 miles long. If you google "dry falls" you can get a LOT more pictures. This is in Eastern Washington state. My wife and I have gone there several times - pretty amazing.

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That would have looked pretty amazing in its heyday.


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It's pretty amazing now!


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