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CaptainGreenhat wrote

This article is stupid and the writer doesn't understand how geological epoch and such are defined. The proposal for a new epoch is based on the fact that at any point in the future geologists will be able to find cesium-132 (from nuclear blasts) or plastic. It is all about determining timing in relation to events in earths history. In the case of the Anthropocene it is all about the rise of human civilization. Others are defined by the presence (or lack thereof) of different fossils. At any rate an epoch is far smaller than anything above it like an era or period.