Talk:2187: Geologic Time

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Football pitches don't have five-yard lines… (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

You pitch a baseball, not a football. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Yes and in the comic it does say Football field. And Randall is known for not knowing anything about sport, so he may project this onto the geologist and not let her know about the five yard line... --Kynde (talk) 20:26, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
And at the risk of being picky, I'm sure Randall is talking about an American football field, which does have five-yard lines. They just don't have a label on the field, which is only the ten-yard lines, but there is a line across the field every five yards. Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 00:05, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
I agree that Randall is definitely referring to NFL-style US Football in this comic. Also, since the US women's 'futbol' team won the world cup, we're officially calling it 'Soccer' until someone wins the championship back from us.  ;S
ProphetZarquon (talk) 11:28, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

Should we have a geology category, like we have Category:Geography and many other science categories? --Kynde (talk) 20:26, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Just realizes I could easily find more than 10 comics that would fit into that category, so I have created it: Category:Geology

This reminds me of The Cosmic Calendar from Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" TV Series. Gpg (talk) 20:29, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

The title text reminds me of a cartoon I once read where these two guys talk to God hidden in the clouds. Guy: God is it true that a million years feel like a minute to you? God: Yes my son. Guy: Is it also true that a million dollars would be like a dime to you? God: Yes my son, that is true! Guy: God, could you spare a dime for me? God: Yes my son, in a minute. :-D --Kynde (talk) 21:10, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

What does anything in this comic mean? Asking for… absolutely everyone in every single country except the USA. Fabian42 (talk) 09:38, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

I think there are a few people outside the USA who understand yards and feet, and even what an American football field is. Catherine (talk) 10:29, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
Sure, but very few outside the USA have an intuitive feel for what the actual relative sizes are except for "a football field is probably pretty big and a microscope can see very small things". So outside the USA it's an analogy that is less useful than just saying the time in years. Fabian42 (talk) 13:22, 10 August 2019 (UTC)