The Age of Man: outpacing evolution.


IN THE NEWS & ANALYSIS STORY “Archaeologists say the ‘Anthropocene’ is here—but it began long ago” (M. Balter, 19 April, p. 261), Bruce Smith explains that the term “Anthropocene” was originally proposed as “a strategy for getting the public to appreciate the extent to which humans were destroying the world.” In this case, one might defi ne the beginning of… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/science.340.6138.1287-b