Timefulness: could geology help to shape our minds?

 

Our everyday lives are shaped by geological processes that vastly predate us, and our habits will in turn have consequences that will outlast us by generations. So could a greater awareness of this ‘timefulness’ give us the perspective we need for a more sustainable future? In this compelling podcast, Raj Persaud talks to Professor Marcia Bjornerud about the concept of timefulness, arguing that opening our minds to geology could benefit us all psychologically.


 

Date published: 4 June 2019

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Professor Marcia Bjornerud

Audio running time: 37 minutes

Credits: 0.5

 

Learning outcomes

 

By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:

 

  • the concept of 'timefulness'

 

  • how our knowledge of the Earth's history has evolved over time

 

  • how a deeper understanding of geological processes could help us to protect our planet

 

  • how such an understanding could help us all psychologically.

 

 

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