Word Of The Day 5-9-2017

Psychozoic

Psy·cho·zo·ic
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Definition

Pertaining to the period of geological time characterized by the presence of human intelligence.


Example

Then it slumbered through several epochs of geology, representing many millions of years in the bosom of earth, the mother, until at the beginning of the psychozoic era, through erosion or the action of atmospheric influences and nature’s chemistry it came to the surface; uncovered and freed from all superimposed stratified rock.
Tales of Aztlan; the Romance of a Hero of our Late Spanish-American War, Incidents of Interest from the Life of a western Pioneer and Other Tales


Origin

The word ‘psychozoic’ comes from Greek roots meaning ‘soul’ and ‘of animals’.


https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Psychozoic

https://arboretum.wisc.edu/content/uploads/2015/04/32_ArbLeaflet.pdf

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7 thoughts on “Word Of The Day 5-9-2017

  1. Thank you for the link. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if there’s a genetically-selected aspect to the human experience. And as “barrydjd’s” comment suggests, I suspect that modern human origins are probably far more complicated than we might, at present, believe.

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