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Fraser
2008-Jan-29, 02:50 PM
Have humans changed our planet Earth so much in the past 200 years that we are now living in a new geological age? A group of geologists believes this is the case. They have formally proposed designating a new geologic epoch, the Anthropocene, which would encompass the past 200 years or so of [...]

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Trakar
2008-Jan-29, 06:34 PM
Have humans changed our planet Earth so much in the past 200 years that we are now living in a new geological age? A group of geologists believes this is the case. They have formally proposed designating a new geologic epoch, the Anthropocene, which would encompass the past 200 years or so of [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2008/01/29/are-we-living-in-a-new-geologic-epoch/)

I think they make an entirely reasonable case, only time will tell if the conventions catches on, however, and is officially adopted.