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Deep Past 1. Hell to High Water

On  the seventh day, God rested. H e p ut his feet up, had a beer and took his eye of the ball. C haos ensued.  Geology is the study of pressure and time. That's all it takes really, pressure and time. (Red: The Shawshank Redemption)  Nothing of early Earth that can readily be seen in South East but I thought that I ought to acknowledge the canvas before asking you to admire the painting. There are two big things that you need to be aware of. Everything else is detail: As I am sure you know, it all started with the Big Bang some 14bn years ago which, initially at least, wasn't big and wasn't a bang. If you want an explanation try this short video:  Link : Big Bang .  In any event, i t wasn't until 4bn years later that the game kicked-off on Proto Earth. This would have been a hellish time to visit. Early Earth lacked a magnetic shield to protect it from the nasties that the sun was spewing out and l and any atmosphere to shield it from meteorites. It rotated every five