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The Geologic Time Scale: how much time there has been so far. Spend time looking at these charts. They show "deep time". Another way to think about it is that all the events in recorded history occurred in the since 11:59:59.02 (6000 years ago) on a 24 hour clock that started when the Earth first solidified. Homo sapiens appeared about 100,000 - or 11:59:58.02 pm on the clock.