As you read this article it is the year 2000. The advent of this New Year's Day piqued the kind of anticipation (running the gamut from hope to dread) that always accompanies such milestones on the scale that we use to measure the passage of time;lf those of us following the Gregorian calendar, that is. In the Jewish calendar, for instance, it was 23 Tevet, 5760—not nearly as ominous-sounding. The awareness of the passage of time, the ability to record the present, learn from the past, and anticipate the future, are important aspects of human consciousness—they separate us from all...
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What Does Our Perspective on Deep Time Have to Offer in a New Millennium?
1Francine McCarthy was born in Montreal, Quebec and grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She earned a combined honours undergraduate degree in geology and biology at Dalhousie University, and decided to pursue a career in palynology (inspired by a term paper written for her Pleistocene Geology course). Ironically, this decision was accompanied by the onset of pollen allergies. She received a masters degree from the University of Toronto and returned to Dalhousie where she received a PhD. She has been teaching at Brock University since 1991, where she is also director of Environmental Sciences. She has taught courses in a number of “soft rock” geology disciplines, as well as Environmental Sciences and Liberal Studies, and so far has managed to sneak palynology into every course she's taught. Her current research projects focus on Neogene to Recent environmental change in the circum- North Atlantic region, with emphasis on the New Jersey margin and on the Great Lakes
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PALAIOS (2000) 15 (1): 1–2.
03 Mar 2017
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FRANCINE MCCARTHY; What Does Our Perspective on Deep Time Have to Offer in a New Millennium?. PALAIOS ; 15 (1): 1–2. doi: https://doi.org/10.1669/0883-1351(2000)015<0001:WDOPOD>2.0.CO;2
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