Deep Time & Fulfilment
We are accustomed to the idea of geology and astronomy speaking the secrets of ‘deep time,’ the immense arc of non-human history that shaped the world as we perceive it. The Earth is roughly 4.5 billion years old—a number that is hard for humans to grasp. For human beings whose life span is normally less than 100 years, it’s nearly impossible to imagine something so vast as geological or deep time. Human history in perspective, when compared to ‘deep time’, is a mere flash in the pan.
Richard (RJ) Eskow is a freelance writer and the host of The Zero Hour, a weekly radio and TV program. He is also Senior Advisor for Health & Economic Justice at Social Security Works. He was the lead writer and editor for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign. Richard is a former consultant, public policy advisor, and senior executive in the US and more than 20 foreign countries. His writings have appeared in a number of print and digital publications.
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This programme was directed & edited by Abbas Bilgrami and recorded for the SFH Foundation with the assistance of Abdul Baasith Sherif & Dr. Zaheer Adams.