George Orwell quote about age from 1984 - The earth is as old as we are, no older. How could it be older? Nothing exists except through human consciousness.
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The earth is as old as we are, no older. How could it be older? Nothing exists except through human consciousness.
 George Orwell, 1984 (1949). copy citation

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Author George Orwell
Source 1984
Topic age earth consciousness
Date 1949
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks01/0100021.txt

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“Oceania is the world.»
«But the world itself is only a speck of dust. And man is tiny helpless! How long has he been in existence? For millions of years the earth was uninhabited.»
«Nonsense. The earth is as old as we are, no older. How could it be older? Nothing existsexcept through human consciousness.»
«But the rocks are full of the bones of extinct animals —mammoths and mastodons and enormous reptiles which lived here long before man was ever heard of.»
«Have you ever seen those bones, Winston?” source

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