1. fossboxer says

    Nice. “Milestones” fly by a bit quickly but hey, squeezing four billion years into a few minutes, you gotta expect that. The meditative music melts me.

  2. says

    I like the fact that most of the video focused on the ancient world ocean instead of the land. That’s where all the action was for most of Earth’s history.

  3. brucegee1962 says

    Terribly inaccurate. I looked in vain for the dates of momentous events such as the arrival of the Mi-Go, the Elder Things, and the Great Race of Yith.

  4. nomdeplume says

    “Reduced to a smear of carbon” PZ? Speak for yourself. I intend to be reduced to a diamond.

  5. birgerjohansson says

    Ray Ceeya @ 2
    The Earth might as well have chosen the way of the Solaris ocean, becoming sapient while skipping the annoying “individual organisms” phase.

  6. rabbitbrush says

    I slowed down the playback speed to 0.25. Takes a while, but at least you can read almost everything. I liked watching the rise and fall of the percentages of gases and temps. No oxygen until ≈3012 Ma. 20°C.

  7. anchor says

    Insects scurrying by at least 400 Ma…then first arachnids by about 380 Ma…flying insects emerge by around 350 Ma with beetles showing around 318 Ma…then the sophisticate ‘true spiders’ at around 290 Ma equipped with spinnarets to snare ’em.

    A tidy sequence.

  8. wzrd1 says

    Speak for yourself!
    I’ll be ablated from the surface by red giant Sol, my carbon spread into interstellar space, to pollute virgin new worlds. ;)

  9. wcaryk says

    Turning the screen brightness all the way up, putting on granny glasses, and having a quick finger on the space bar, I managed to get it all in a bit less than 40 minutes.