Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Twain , Mark (2006), Was the World Made for Man?, The Mark Twain annual, Retrieved on 2012-04-13
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    13 APR 2012

     The Eiffel Tower as a Symbol of Time

    From Mark Twain, with the paint on the top of it as Man's time on Earth.
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    Folksonomies: big history time
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    Man has been here 32,000 years. That it took a hundred million years to prepare the world for him is proof that that is what it was done for. I suppose it is. I dunno. If the Eiffel tower were now representing the world's age, the skin of paint on the pinnacle-knob at its summit would represent man's share of that age; & anybody would perceive that that skin was what the tower was built for. I reckon they would. I dunno.