When Was the World Created?

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Time is hard. It’s really easy to say something like “Earth is 4.5 billion years old” or “language has been around for more than 50,000 years” but comprehending what that means take a serious cognitive leap. wait but why posted these lovely timelines that fill one with an unrelenting sense of awe at how minuscule our lives really are.

This timeline is pretty relevant for OMGWTFBIBLE. See that little pink bit on the right that’s labeled “recorded history?” Supposedly, the Bible began and was written around the beginning of that period (though historians will tell you it was compiled and canonized much later). But as you can see, there’s a whole lot more to time than that. And a lot of stuff going on before the world was created. Language! Civilization! Walking!