10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing
#9 "One issue I often run into is that the public lacks an understanding of
geologic timescales. Anything prehistoric gets compressed in peoples'
minds, and folks think that 20,000 years ago we had drastically
different species, or even dinosaurs. It doesn't
help that those little tubes of plastic toy dinosaurs often include
cave people or mammoths."