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A Time War Over the Period We Live In

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Science  25 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5862, pp. 402-403
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5862.402

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Like astronomers battling over the status of Pluto, geoscientists are revving up to settle the fate of the interval of time known as the Quaternary, as well as the status, some feel, of an entire field.