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Evolution of life on Earth

4,500 million years of evolution


Evolution of life on Earth

Earth
Earthtakes
takesshape
shape Earth
Earthtoday
today
4,500
4,500million
millionyears
years

00:00 06:00 12:00 18:00 24:00

Evolution of life on Earth as a 24 hour clock


Evolution of life on Earth

24
24hours
hours==4,500
4,500million
millionyears
years
11hour
hour==187.5
187.5million
millionyears
years
11min
min==3.125
3.125million
millionyears
years
00:00 06:00 12:00 18:00 24:00
11sec
sec==52
52thousand
thousandyears
years
Evolution of life on Earth as a 24 hour clock
Evolution of life on Earth
00:00 06:00 12:00 18:00 24:00

4am First life 8.30pm First


Single cell microbes plants appear in sea
Evolution of life on Earth
20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 24:00

8.30pm8.50pm
First First
plantsEdiacaran fauna and
appear in sea
jellyfish appear in sea
Evolution of life on Earth
20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 24:00

9.04pm Trilobites
appear
Evolution of life on Earth
20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 24:00

9.55pm First land


plants appear
Evolution of life on Earth
20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 24:00

10.05pm First land


creatures appear
Evolution of life on Earth
20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 24:00

10.24pm land covered by trees


first winged insects appear
Evolution of life on Earth
20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 24:00

10.55pm Dinosaurs
appear
Evolution of life on Earth
23:00 23:15 23:30 23:45 24:00

11.42pm Primates
11.39pm Dinosaurs
start to appear
disappear mammals
10.55pm start to appear
Dinosaurs appear
Evolution of life on Earth
23:56 23:57 23:58 23:59 24:00

23:58:43
23:59:18
23:59:57
Hominids
Homo
species
Homo
habilis
Sapiens
appears
species
Sapiens
appears
species appears
Evolution of life on Earth
00:00 06:00 12:00 18:00 24:00

4am First life 8.30pm First


Single cell microbes plants appear in sea
Evolution of life on Earth
00:00 06:00 12:00 18:00 24:00

10.05pm10.55pm
First Dinosaurs
land
creatures
appear
appear
Evolution of life on Earth
00:00 06:00 12:00 18:00 24:00

11.39pm mammals
23:59:57
start to appear
Homo sapiens sapiens
species appears
Evolution of life on Earth

Presentation written by
Andrew Trimble with
reference to:
A Short History of
Everything by Bill
Bryson