To call this an understatement would be a massive understatement. I almost laughed out loud at the subtle humor. But then, I'm a chemist and I totally get it. LOL!!! :D But seriously, SD, I loved this piece. It's TED-Talk-worthy. I love the way you stuffed billions of years into a 10-minute read and made it comprehensible.. Absorbing & fascinating piece, SD. This is major. Loved it!