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walk through time

Questionnaire Responses
Corvallis, Oregon
City of Corvallis da Vinci Days Celebration
6pm Fri 18 July - 6pm Sun 20 July 1997

da Vinci attendance: 15,000 (est.)
WTT attendance: 1,800 (est.)
Questionnaire responses: 245
Environment: park lawn
Weather: hot, clear, no shade

What feelings did the Walk inspire?

  • Very inspiring .. a true journey
  • Awe, curiosity
  • How amazing it is to see how many things happened up to now
  • Insignificance and wonder
  • Mind-boggling new knowledge gained
  • Fascinating
  • Excitement and tired feet
  • Awe and curiosity
  • Awe, wonder, the fact that I am so infinitesimally tiny with regard to time
  • Utterly fascinated; mesmerized
  • Awe
  • Fascination, appreciation, humility
  • Awe
  • Fantastic. Makes one realize how small and short-lived man is
  • Awe, reverence, compassion, joy
  • Awe and silence
  • Appreciation for the complicated history of the universe and diversity of the past and the present; awe at the immensity of the universe
  • Excitement ... love of life .. awe ... a renewed love of knowledge and science
  • Real visual impact of time, and how briefly we have been on this planet
  • Loved it; as a microbiologist, I thought it was great!
  • Awe; wonder; kind of regretted being so ignorant
  • Wonder and delight
  • Awe and amazement
  • Awe; great technology used in display
  • Awe and amazement
  • The insignificance of human life
  • Awe and curiosity about so much we know and don't yet know
  • Frustration at not having time to do the whole Walk! Otherwise, awe!
  • A sense of our insignificance
  • Feelings of perspective; awe
  • Enormity of time; minisculeness of humanity
  • A wonder at the process of evolution
  • Awe
  • We inherited a world beyond our comprehension
  • The upmost [sic] feeling of awe I have ever experienced
  • How privileged I am to be able to live now and take this Walk Through Time
  • A sense of our insignificance
  • Gratitude ... being a part of a miracle
  • Ignorance
  • Hope ... that a large company could help present the inter-relatedness of all existence ... a message we need to understand to survive
  • Utter amazement .. both at how much we know ... and don't know
  • Vastness
  • The earth has come a long way ... time is mostly behind us
  • Pride in HP culture ... excellent job
  • Man's small part in the process of life
  • Curiosity and intrigue
  • How vast the earth timeline is and how small we are in it
  • Awe
  • It really helps put our place in time in perspective. Excellent!
  • Wonder ... inspiration
  • This is my second time ... I like it
  • Awesome
  • Great!!!
  • Desire for knowledge
  • Grandness ... and our miniscule part in our own evolution
  • Awe ... a better perspective
  • Awe ... a physical impression of the length of time in the earth's evolution ... wonder
  • Awe
  • Awe ... responsibility
  • Bacteria are it!
  • Awe ... gratitude to creators ... a sense of how little I know ... as sense of how much I like learning ... a desire to share this with children
  • Just how small the human life span is
  • Awe
  • Contemplation
  • Love ... adoration approaching worship of cyanobacteria
  • My lack of knowledge
  • Interest in past
  • Awe ... depression (because of how rapidly we are changing, maybe ruining the earth) ... mostly awe at the time scale, also great respect for life forms.
  • Awsomeness [sic]
  • This is the best science display that I (a non-scientist) have seen
  • Awe
  • Interconnectedness of all developmental forms of life and their ability to survive in various forms through geological time on earth
  • A sense of an incredibly short life span
  • Smallness of us, vis a vis time and life's history. Desire to look after our home
  • How insignificant in time we are in the present
  • Great!!!
  • That time is very difficult to perceive
  • Feeling of being so very young in the whole timeline of Earth
  • Awe ... feeling of how small we are and yet complex
  • Awe ... wonderment
  • Awe
  • Not much ... [need] alternative views ... God created the world ... Those who call upon the Lord Jesus will be saved. There is no chance.
  • Wonder ... amazement ... stimulating ... curiosity
  • Awe ... amazement ... wonder .. .curiosity
  • I felt amazed that through time life has endured
  • Great job of presenting the material
  • How diverse life is ... what part I have ... negative and/or positive
  • Ignorance ... awe
  • Renewed appreciation for science, history and education
  • Awe
  • The biggest thing was seeing life crystallize ... especially interrelations between two species
  • Awe
  • Amazement at what a small blip in time humans are
  • Wonder and awe
  • Humility
  • My interest in our being here
  • Awe ... Appreciation for life ... complexity of life
  • Awe
  • Awe, amazement and insignificance of humanity
  • A fascination with how did all this happen!
  • A richer sense of depth and complexities of time and global evolution
  • Amazement at how old life really is
  • Wonder ... awe
  • Awe ... gratitude for your having assembled it ... feeling very impressed that HP would sponsor / enable / make it happen!
  • Nostalgia for school daze [sic]! Wonder ... awe
  • Awe
  • Awe. A realization of how much we have impacted the earth in the short time we have been here
  • How small man is
  • Wow!!!
  • Awe
  • Awesome!
  • Awe
  • Integration / systems / mutual evolution and interrelation
  • Awe
  • I feel completely insignificant! Nicely done!
  • What happened in the past (age 9) ... How things became extinct and new life forms took their place
  • Awe ... and how life always finds ways to survive
  • It was very interesting and informative ... helped to put things in perspective
  • Disgust ... the absolute stupidity of "science" ... I will avoid evolutionist promoters ...
  • burn it.
  • Wonder, appreciation for Earth's history
  • Great thoughts of where we come from ... Excellent presentation!
  • Amazement ... appreciation
  • Intricate, complex life evolution
  • Borde [sic]
  • New respect for microorganisms
  • Man's insignificance in the universe (relative)
  • Awe ... wonder ... amazement; reverence for the sacred ... Great stuff!
  • If this is understood there will be less violence
  • Awe
  • A new definition of individual
  • A feeling that we are a very small piece of the whole evolutionary process
  • Awe
  • It was really sort of uninspiring. Antiunredisirregardless ... nix the rhetorical questions
  • That humans are but a small part of time ... Humble feelings
  • Corvallis residents actually read every poster ... this is Utopia
  • Made me want to learn more.
  • Great interest
  • Tiredness ... awe
  • A great feeling about earth history
  • Amazement ... a sense of place and perspective
  • Awe
  • A realization of the amount of time behind us
  • Once again, feelings of awe at life
  • Awe ... wonder
  • Fatigue ... some sense of awe at how early life forms became complex
  • Made the concept of time very clear ... great!
  • It made me appreciate the continued struggle and dynamic relationships that continue to shape our lives and world
  • Vastness
  • How insignificant we are
  • Our insignificance in the greater scheme of time and evolution
  • Awe!
  • Offered another view with good information and facts
  • Magnificence ... Walk helped to relate to the time aspect
  • How small "insignificant" we are
  • Awe
  • How little time that animals have impacted earth
  • It's taken forever to get where we are today and we're greedily spoiling the magnificence at an alarming rate
  • None
  • There was a lot to learn
  • Wonder
  • Easily the most inspiring experience I've had recently

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What about the Walk made the greatest impression on you?

  • Life, evolution
  • The interaction [of] the Walk
  • All the different kinds of strategies used to find energy
  • How we've evolved from gorillas
  • Genetics
  • Bacteria are immortal
  • Very first panel [Earth in Garage] ... opening the shed to home!! Cool!! Beetle panel, crab panel, dinosaur panels, Jurassic Period. Final panel .. .loved the Thoreau quote ... right on!
  • Life [sic] didn't start until near the end of the exhibit
  • How bacteria helped create our species
  • How long it took to get to dinos
  • The interconnectedness of life forms
  • The distance!
  • The number of mass extinctions
  • Being able to step off time
  • Earth, life, universe conspires with or without humans
  • The beginning ... walking distance greater from display to display, even after aerobic activity first occurred.
  • The carefully crafted continuity and repeated reinforcement of the themes
  • The time line ... I'm better able to put evolution into place.
  • The pictures were good.
  • Lay-out
  • The stuff about all the bacteria and how long they've been around
  • Amount of (new ) information that I could assimilate in (short) time spent (about 1.5 hours)
  • The length of prehistoric time
  • The fact that it was all about evolutionism
  • Lots of research went into it
  • The great intelligent push for life in organisms that are not us; the fact that we share the same "drives" ... that is, all of that which motivates us ... in almost everything. To eat, reproduce, survive, protect, destroy.
  • The presence of symbiosis as opposed to competition in life forms
  • The questions
  • The length of time (via distance) that it took for dinosaurs and then man to show up
  • Length ... also it seemed to provide a pretty sure view of earth history ... the mention that a lot of it is 'theory in process' would have been nice.
  • The diversity of species that has taken place through evolutionary time
  • It really put mankind's and my time on earth in perspective with the age of the earth and the Universe, better than any textbook ever did.
  • Evolution takes time, but it's very fascinating to see how it happens.
  • Exterminations and length of time for recovery
  • The distance, of course .. and actually, how long ago single-celled life did arise.
  • The awesome length of time required for ozone layer to form once cyanos emerged. Life occurs slowly.
  • Good clear information in an easy to understand style. Liked that was called distance to time ... Liked slide on mars >>> earth <<<venus atmosphere.
  • What a tiny insignificant dot is man in the overall picture.
  • The number of time the life forms have "crashed" and then gradually come back ... resilience
  • Note that the sun will supply for one million [sic ... actually "billion"] more years.
  • It was long and the length of time the world has evolved
  • The short time of humans ... the long time of lower organisms
  • How it was set out along a scale
  • The recent nature of so many events
  • The immenseness of time before humans
  • The realization of the process over time
  • The scale of the timeline
  • I love knowing I'm made of "stardust" ... I really liked the distance-to-time ratio .. a "grand" timeline
  • The scope of the exhibit .. .putting it into lay man terms by using the 1 foot = 1 million years
  • Amount of info ... length of time
  • The beauty of "life"
  • How interconnected life is
  • That mineral deposits resulted from bacterial activity! I didn't know that.
  • The continuous evolvement of life from the beginning [appears child]
  • How recently man as we know her/him came into being
  • Long time that bacteria on earth ... and connections with other planets
  • The change in our thought about biology in the last 30 years
  • The length of time it took to the present
  • The photographs
  • The vision someone had to "see" it first
  • The straightforward language of the narratives
  • The bacteria's role in the early formation of the earth
  • The lack of emphasis on future
  • All the extinctions ... the huge role of bacteria
  • I learned a lot ... many new words to look up in the library
  • The heat
  • The importance of bacteria
  • All that it had to say
  • The parallel between time and space depicted by the placement of the displays
  • Nothing rilly [sic] I knew a lot of the stuff all redy [sic]
  • The evolution of man
  • A human life = 0.001 inch!!!
  • How the earth formed, which is really what started man
  • All the universe is represented in it
  • How utterly amazing evolution and our existence is
  • Size, scale
  • Systemic process in existence
  • Able to trace our existence to the smallest bacteria
  • It takes time ... gives perspective
  • The concept of symbiogenesis ... also the marvelous graphics
  • Good combination of visuals and text
  • Bacteria
  • Long walk in the heat
  • The fact that earth has "survived" 5 major extinctions and we are 80% through our time in this solar system with humans only being here 0.2% of the time to date.
  • How much we have to learn about bacteria
  • The great periods of time involved
  • I learned most about bacteria and its evolution
  • The distance (time) involved in the early stages
  • The pictures
  • The life cycle and diverse implication of cyanobacteria effect on natural history
  • How little time humans have been here
  • The distance
  • How long our world was in the development stage. Ho man developed .. what role bacteria portrayed ... an its importance today
  • The beauty of the language ... the beauty of the photographs, the occasion droll humor, the ethical call, the poetic allusions. Making the display a long walk was inspired.
  • The distance
  • Mass extinctions and results
  • The clear impact between earthly development and the ability of life forms to extract energy from the basic inorganic materials and gases.
  • Facts: 5 great mass extinctions ... the ways life forms combined to make new life forms
  • The last part, talking about life (animals, plants)
  • That someone would even think to put this together
  • How much biology has been discovered since I went to school
  • The quality of the photos and artwork
  • The dynamics that go into development of life
  • Time ... just how long everything took. How unique to "compute" and figure it out
  • The transformation of various life forms
  • None
  • 20 million years to recover from a mass extinction, the amount known about ancient cyanobacteria and early life forms
  • Bacterial symbiotic relationships and the little time left in the sun ... comparatively
  • The immensity of time we could imagine ... 0.001 inch = lifetime
  • The rate at which bacteria can reproduce
  • The verbage [sic]
  • Contribution of bacteria to mineral precipitation
  • The wonderfully detailed pre-life of "micros"
  • Color images of the sun
  • We are sure a tiny piece of the timeline!
  • The distance I walked to get to the second to last poster
  • The space-timeline
  • Reminder of how much time and change it took to result in today's version of life on earth
  • The early life forms
  • I disliked some of the anthropomorphic terms used, particular the word "learn". One could just as easily use the expression "evolve the ability to."
  • Time
  • The last 5 feet
  • The algaes, cells, and microorganisms
  • Termite example, plus joke about god and beetles
  • Length / span / how much I have still to learn an to recall
  • The acceleration of events in the last few hundred million years
  • Length
  • That we have been just a blink of time on the earth
  • Learning about repeated mass extinction of earth species
  • How long it took to build the earth
  • That 6 million population curve at the very last second, as look back over my shoulder at the rest of time
  • Scope and scale
  • The relationship of feet to years
  • Impact man can have on specie extinction
  • The universe is awesome!
  • Human population growth
  • Beautiful pictures!
  • The role of bacteria in evolution was large!
  • Use of visual and walking (spatial) frames
  • Learning about the role of the minute i.e. bacteria, alga, and the short time represented by humans
  • Scale (last of life is such a small %)
  • Bacteria ... the earth is really old
  • Distance = time?
  • Quality graphics, science content, lack of jargon
  • Where it showed monkeys to man
  • What happened in the past (age 9) How things became extinct and new life forms took their place
  • How little I knew about "life" and the history of the planet before bacteria
  • Personally, some of it seemed biased ... [use "people" or "humans" rather than "man"]
  • The absolute stupidity of science [This is the "burn it" person]
  • The number (many) of "mass extinctions" that have occurred
  • Pictures and explanations
  • Leaning when certain things happened and development of 3 homo species
  • Better appreciation for the fragile environment
  • It was long [This is the "Borde" person]
  • Role of bacteria ... first organisms
  • Great graphics
  • It put my life in perspective. Man is just a speck in this grand scheme of evolution; but we forget that all too often
  • How small man is
  • Research, history
  • The whole Walk was very educational
  • Excellent illustration of the length of time. Really could feel the scale of it
  • The redundancy of it all. There were about 33 too many pictures of unidentified cells
  • [This is the "antiunredisirregardless" person]
  • Viewing / seeing colonies of organisms (termites) as almost an "individual" organism
  • The distance being so large
  • Proportion
  • The minuteness of human residence
  • That man and algae have a mutual ancestor but are not descended
  • Length
  • Good graphics
  • How the bacteria evolved into animals and plants
  • Just how long it was and where humanity fits in
  • The thing that I really liked was the time when the dinos went extinct
  • How short of a space in time we humans represent
  • How often the earth has started over
  • The quality of the Walk and its design. Oh, ... also the effort HP put into it. Also, how sad it is that people who might not be able to afford to come to da Vinci days can't see it
  • How small a part of the whole picture we are
  • How much happened to "earth" before life forms began to appear
  • Time / distance
  • The intricacy of life forms ... phenomenal pictures and visual references
  • Vastness
  • Very nice presentation ... making a difficult subject understandable
  • The enormous amount of time in history and short time span humans have contributed
  • The great distance (and therefore great time involved )especially in the early earth history
  • The bacteria in the sulfuric acid pools! "It's great to know what I'm sitting in hot springs"
  • Associating length with time
  • Dinosaurs and bacteria
  • How time is related to scale "distance" of the Walk
  • The blank spaces, because they're so big compared to the history of humans
  • Size
  • Nothing
  • The cells that "ate" the other cells and organelles were created. Oxygen took along time to make
  • Length of time

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Did the Walk generate new insights? If so what are they?

  • A lot
  • Yes
  • Yes ... Continuity and interpretation of life (and geology)
  • Yes
  • Note really
  • Yes ... The 'why' question burns even brighter
  • Yes ... Too numerous to mention
  • Yes ... Cyanobacteria
  • Yes ... Bacteria could be our answer to pollution and global warming
  • Yes ... 4.6 billion years is a loooong time
  • Yes ... The composite nature of life
  • Yes ... The great diversity of little ones
  • Yes ... How much change takes place
  • ? ... Are we, whatever we do simply agents of evolution as much but no more than what has come before
  • Yes ... The beginning ... walking distance greater from display to display, even after aerobic activity first occurred.
  • Certainly! ... It was the first time I had made the intellectual / learning journey in one 120 minute period of time
  • Yes ... The basics of origin of minuscule cells
  • No ... hard to read, so a bit boring
  • No ... Well done
  • Lots ... Understanding of latest ideas of evolution of life forms, esp the number of mass extinctions and their effect on the process
  • Yes
  • Yes ... We haven't been around as long as other species on earth
  • Yes ... The earth was a long time in making!
  • Oh, yes ... Had to do with looking for God in all this
  • Yes ... All life today is only a collection of organisms that have lived for billions of years
  • Yes ... How much of evolutionary time since life began is history of bacteria
  • Yes! ... I personally have been involved with this material for greater than 30 years. "It's time."
  • Yes ... We are full of life (bacteria, etc.) that were here long before us.
  • Yeah ... The crucial role of bacteria in life ... everything else is just frosting
  • Yes ... Close relation between beetles and us
  • Yes ... I learned more about how animals and plants and other living things impact the Earth ... not just the obvious ways, but little things like the minerals
  • Yes ... Thinking in terms of MYAs as opposed to centuries changed my perspective
  • Yes ... Emiliana huxliannia (sp?) and the link between global CO2 levels, sulfur, and rain
  • Yes ... Can't remember its too hot out her to think very hard. Well o.k. ... the connectivity of everything with Gaia ... (e.g. symbiotic co-evolution) (plus climate change affected by life)
  • Yes ... the role of bacteria
  • Yes ... Diversity if life, role of bacteria in atmosphere
  • No ... But it renewed my pleasure in the natural world and caused me to look at it with new eyes
  • Yes ... Humans are a very small part of the planet's life and we need to stop assuming that the planet was made for us to control.
  • Yes ... Made me appreciate where we are in the whole web.
  • Yes ... Many
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes ... The interconnectedness of all life
  • Yes ... The diversity of microscopic life forms
  • Yes ... How long things really took to arise
  • Yes ... Amazing development since I took college biology 30 years ago!!!
  • Yes ... So much is an accident of chance and evolutionary advantage
  • Yes ... Role of bacteria in formation of the earth
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes ... Bacteria are more interesting than I realized
  • Yes ... The cycles of mass extinction that are ever present on this planet
  • Yes ... Never knew a lot of facts ... such as lightning can stabilize nitrogen
  • Yes ... Our ideas change ... and a lot has changed in past 30 years. It is interesting to read da Vinci journals an see how his ideas were both innovative and also reflected "knowledge" of his time
  • Yes ... Life evolution in the Pre-Cambrian
  • Some ... Only one now comes to the surface ... what we owe to small plants in the ocean!
  • Yes
  • Not yet
  • Yes ... "All great things take time"
  • Yes ... We are symbiotic organisms
  • Yes ... The bacteria's role in the early formation of the earth
  • Yes ... That we develop from so small a thing to what we are today
  • Yes ... Inspiration to study evolution
  • Yes ... The interdependence of all creatures
  • Yes ... Gave good perspective of time and how Earth developed
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes ... The tremendous role bacteria played in the evolution of our physical environment
  • ? ... I'll probably get the insights after I digest this.
  • Yes ... Paradoxically, how oxygen was the demise of one life form and the midwife to others
  • Yes ...
  • Yes ... Able to trace existence of smallest bacteria
  • Yes ... It takes time ... gives perspective
  • Yes ... Mostly the extent of time and the interdependence of life and the globe
  • Yes ... Coincides with some reading on the origins of life
  • Yes ... The planet was viviformed
  • Yes ... Most development occurred at the molecular level. If I was younger I'd think about becoming a microbiologist
  • Yes ... I understand now how many believe that creation didn't require a Creator
  • Yes ... To be more active in environmental issues
  • Yes ... Evolution, creation, diversity to mention a few
  • Yes and no ... That the environmental movement has won the battle of ideas among both geologists and biologists, if the version of evolution presented here is an accurate reflection of ideas now dominant in these fields
  • Of course ... A luscious and profound appreciation for cyanobacteria ... and the sense of humor of HP employees / authors
  • Yes
  • Yes ... Interest in past
  • Yes ... Lots of research I haven't been aware of into fossil life forms, DNA research, etc.
  • Yes ... That we are all from the same elements ... Carl Sagan gave us a beginning background, but HP through excellent photos and step by step clarified what he tried to explain verbally
  • Yes ... I knew most of these things, but not in such detail
  • Yes
  • Yes ... The close interconnectedness and symbiotic relationships between predecessor species which have lead to our present life forms on earth
  • Yes ... The interaction of geology and biology
  • Not really
  • Yes ... How little time humans have been here and have left on earth
  • Yes ... Using the scaled timeline to show events of the past when teaching
  • Yes ... That life is such a combination of so many elements and processes
  • Yes ... Still trying to "compute" and figure it out
  • Yes ... The multiple "dying out" of the main life forms
  • No ... (Those who call upon Jesus will be saved)
  • Yes ... The many symbiotic relationships between life forms in order to maintain life
  • Yes ... The immensity of time .. the littleness of us ... the impact of protoctists ... the environment developed over 4800 Mya
  • Yes ... I think that even if we destroy the ozone for our selves we are probably creating an environment for different life
  • Yes ... Makes me think about our impact
  • Yes ... The ongoing symbiotic nature of life
  • Yes! ... Cycles of extinctions ... evolutionary nature of the universe
  • Yes ... HP has a lot of responsibility to communicate using technology
  • Yes ... Revisit the insight that we are puny
  • Yes ... The important plant bacteria and other small organisms played in the evolution of life
  • Yes! ... The incredible diversity and time spans involved
  • Yes ... Our dependency upon one another
  • Yes ... The fragility of the world
  • No
  • Yes ... Our bodies are full of ancient organisms
  • Yes ... Increase of O2 and (obvious) decline of anaerobic organisms ... basic, but I'd forgotten
  • No
  • Yes ... Reminded me of how short-lived our (man's) impact has been, yet so destructive
  • ! ... Something like de Chardin's final quote; never realized how long it was just (sic) bacteria; the symbiosis them also really impresses one.
  • A few ... Mainly, more awareness of the micro side of things
  • Yes ... I hadn't realized how recently life emerged
  • Yes ... How small man's part is
  • Yes ... many ... The process building up to ME is fascinating ... I have a better appreciation of what went into making ME.
  • Yes ... The magnitude
  • Yes ... Impressive historical lineage!!
  • Yes ... The long time needed for recovery after destroying species
  • Yes ... The plates would make a wonderful book
  • Yes ... The importance and abundance of "mass extinction"
  • Yeah ... Dinosaurs came pretty late in the development of the earth
  • Yes ... Gave me the time (distance?) to think about them.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes ... I saw a lot of beauty and magic in rocks, bacteria, fungi, etc. ... in places I hadn't before considered
  • Yes ... Time is vast. We haven't been here too long.
  • Yes ... Humans are the most ignorant, self promoting species on earth ["burn it (the WTT)" person]
  • Yes ... The co-evolution rather then simple evolutionary lineages of various species, families, etc. How everything depends/depended on everything else.
  • Yes ... Learning when certain things happened and development of 3 homo species
  • Yes ... Magnitude and human relative insignificance
  • Nothing ... ["Borde"]
  • Not really
  • Yes ... About first organisms
  • Yes ... How marvelous bacteria are
  • Yes ... What my contribution is going to be into the world
  • Yes ... Sense of magnitudes ... egotism of humans (not new, but reminded)
  • Yes ... Thoughts of all the microorganisms that lead to us
  • Yes ... Layering of stromatolites was much deeper than I knew.
  • No ... ["Antiunredisirregardless" person]
  • Yes ... Viewing / seeing colonies of organisms (termites) as almost "individual" organisms
  • Perhaps ... That creation is but a repeated fractal
  • Yes ... The current additions to scientific knowledge being added as part of the whole
  • Yes ... Termite systems
  • Yes ... Further knowledge
  • Yes ... I didn't know about bacteria precipitating minerals
  • Yes ... How the plants formed and how the earth formed
  • Yes ... We are at the end (for now) of a long chain of life. What comes next?
  • No
  • Yes ... What sort of things I leave behind in my life on earth
  • Yes ... Wow
  • ... Just heightened my existing knowledge
  • Some
  • Yes ... The interconnectedness of it all
  • Yes ... How early complex life forms evolved
  • Yes ... Made the concept of time very clear ... great!
  • Yes ... They whet one's appetite for discovery and exploration of any form
  • Yes ... How much life there was (and is) where there doesn't seem to be any
  • No
  • Many
  • Yes ... The incredibly complex interactions of life and between life and earth
  • Somewhat
  • Yes ... This is probably the cleanest explanation that I have ever "experienced"
  • Yes ... WOW!
  • Yes
  • Yes ... It physically helped me understand the history of life
  • No ... Just finished a biology course
  • No
  • Kind of ... I was sort of familiar with the process of evolution . Now I feel I know it more.
  • Yes ... So many new biological and geological concepts ... wonderful interactions

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Do you believe the Walk will have an impact on your future actions / decisions? ... If so, how?

  • Yes ... Understand and love nature
  • Yes ... More concerned with long-term future
  • Maybe
  • Yes ... Preserving mother nature
  • Yes ... More research into microbes
  • Yes ... It would be easy for us to destroy the life on the planet now. Let's not do it!
  • Yes ... I will be more educated about the origin of life
  • Yes ... Further interest in biology
  • Probably ... Less egotistical about individual decision making
  • Yes ... Greater regard for miracle of life ... take time to smell flowers
  • ? ... Difficult to answer ... how would I behave
  • ... I'm already an environmentalist ... I'll just do more
  • No ... hard to read, so a bit boring
  • No ... well done ... use every year, to educate more in evolution
  • ?
  • Probably ... It makes me want to find out more
  • No ... What about those of us that don't believe in the Big Bang theory, but rather creation?
  • Yes ... recycling ... reduce hydrocarbons
  • Yes ... I wish to study more about the microbial evolution from 1 billion year and earlier
  • Yes ... It helps! I feel my long-term insights reinforced
  • Just a confirmation not to reproduce
  • Not to [sic] much ... Just a slightly more educated view of a very humbling world
  • Yes ... Increased dedication to protecting the world
  • Maybe ... Probably won't take my own problems so seriously
  • Unsure ... I'm already very committed to environmental protection, but this strengthens my resolve.
  • Yes ... Consider how next 1000 million years will go
  • Sure ... Increase my efforts to oppose behaviors/practices that contribute to global warming
  • Yes ... Become more activist in trying to stop destruction of our environment
  • Yes
  • No ... Except that I'd heartily recommend that lay people do it
  • No [I felt too long ... there was too much which seemed unimportant]
  • Yes ... The impact of decisions that affect the environment
  • Maybe ... I think the earth is fully capable of caring for itself, if not for humans
  • N/A ... [ It was great]
  • Yes ... More appreciation for the importance and diversity of life
  • No ... [You should put it on the Web]
  • ?
  • ... Not really ... I already think about these things
  • Yes ... I feel more understanding of what is happening and accept things more
  • Yes ... Focus and spark discussions with my children who are in grade school in sciences
  • Yes ... I teach geology courses
  • ... Don't' know yet ... education is a wonderful thing
  • Perhaps ... Given an appropriate opportunity I would like the "Walk" to come to my community.
  • ... I've already been transformed
  • I won't support the megatechnology of Hewlett-Packard
  • Yes ... Unknown
  • Yes ... Make me more humble
  • It should
  • No ... very innovative, extremely educational ... thanks
  • Maybay [sic] ... Still haven't decyded [sic] what to be ... mabey it will inspire me [apparently a child]
  • Yes ... More environmentally aware
  • Yes ... Makes one feel somewhat humble in the larger scheme of things
  • No ... book form ... bibliography of supplemental readings
  • No
  • Yes ... Reaffirms my concerns ... empowers
  • Yes ... Inspires to take more actions consonant w/ preserving biodiversity, etc.
  • No
  • Yes ... Not sure. Still have to think about it. But it was great
  • Yes ... But a trivial one ... I will be more interested in following future research and explaining this to my nephews. I am sad to say that my lifestyle is pretty resistant to change
  • Yes ... Conservation ... affirmation
  • Not much
  • Of course
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure ... I try to live now with not too much negative impact on the earth. It also seems that we may be on a roller coaster we can't stop.
  • Yes ... Greater appreciation of myself (man), our world, and all creatures in it, and the role of bacteria
  • Yes ... In my teaching
  • Yes ... I have a stronger conviction that all (almost!) current life species on earth have some constructive part to play in the development and improvement of life on this planet
  • Yes ... Makes me lean a little further toward the "greenie" side.
  • Sure ... Teach my children to protect resources
  • Yes ... To study more biology
  • Yes ... Using the scaled timeline to show events of the past when teaching
  • Yes ... Be more aware of the impact I have on the earth
  • Yes ... When "little" things get me down or bug me I'll think back to the Walk and realize how silly they are
  • Yes ... A greater sensitivity to the huge population explosion
  • No ... Alternative views ... God created the world
  • Yes ... I may put more effort into teaching / interpreting life / earth history
  • Probably no ... Thank you HP for your donation ... a 'very' enlightening tour through time
  • No question [about it], Yes ... Become more interested / active in public policy about protecting the environment
  • No
  • Yes, but small ... People are so into themselves and material things
  • Not specifically ... I try to become concious [sic] of what I've seen here
  • Yes ... Consider everything interconnected ... interdependent
  • Not sure ... May read / study more science
  • Yes ... Not be upset if something in my life is not right
  • Perhaps
  • No ... Already aware of "misnisculemess" on time and on the planet
  • Yes ... Reading Russell's "The Global Brain"
  • Yes ... Awareness
  • Yes ... Unsure
  • No ... This was a great way of being able to tell the Story of the earth in a simple, easy to understand manner!
  • A while ... Amazingness [sic] of being alive
  • Yes ... Teaching tool
  • No
  • Yes ... To teach my children to be careful about hypothesis [sic] that are presented as fact ... too much hypothetical theories [sic] are presented as FACT
  • Sure ... I'm going to ride my bike to work more often
  • Hope so ... Hoping to carry this perspective forward; sort of an inspired version of "don't sweat the small stuff ... and it's all small stuff"
  • Sure ... Adds to my respect for life on Earth
  • Yes ... To continue to appreciate what we have and work to preserve for the future
  • Yes ... It will make me remember that the things around me were here first
  • Yes ... More earth friendly
  • Yes ... I must take better care of the planet (me) We are killing ourselves with all the forms of pollution
  • Yes ... Have less children
  • No ... Awesome exhibit!
  • ... I'm a scientist by training. The Walk reinforced that we're only a small part of history ... and must preserve what we have
  • Reinforces my opinion regarding stewardship of the earth
  • Yes ... Reinforces my appreciation of bio-diversity
  • Maybe
  • Yes ... I would like to use the material in a class I teach at OSU [Oregon State Univ]
  • No
  • Yes ... I think that I will appreciate the tenuousness and fragility of the gift I have been given
  • No ... But it helped confirm my recent decisions
  • Yes ... I will avoid evolutionist promoters ... burn it [the Walk]
  • I hope so
  • Yes
  • Very happy to see it and am pretty oriented toward future ... appreciate its focus & your
  • intent
  • Yes
  • No ... no ... borde [sic] ... it was long ... not so long and not so boring
  • Yes ... I'll know more about time
  • No ... excellent informative exhibit
  • Yes ... Hereafter will be an active reminder for me as I go through life
  • No
  • No ... It was really sort of uninspiring ... nix the rhetorical
  • No ... I'm actually involved in the protection of biological diversity
  • ? ... Perhaps increasing my awareness of biodiversity. I am but a small part of the working whole
  • Yes ... dreams
  • Yes ... I will go home to read a book or two reinforcing the info
  • No ... Great [experience]
  • No
  • No ... [Got] a great feeling about earth history
  • Yes ... Make me more aware of our combined impact
  • Mayby [sic] [appears child]
  • No ... [Expresses "Awe"]
  • Yes ... Appreciation
  • Sure ... To be a bit more aware, and to share the awareness
  • Yes ... Supporting biodiversity more actively
  • ??? ... If any, it will be my increased understanding of how earth and its organisms developed
  • No ... Thanks for doing this
  • Yes ... It makes me more concerned about the repercussions of global pollution and how that can change the evolution of our environment
  • No ... I am very conscious of my actions on the environment and concerned
  • Maybe ... A good refresher
  • Yes ... More attention to, and appreciation of life and multiple species
  • Yes ... We are all a part of the present, and of what the outcome of our future will be
  • Yes ... Help me understand evolution in my own life. People evolve in a similar [illegible] to life
  • No [appears child]
  • ... Conserve environment
  • No ... [Expresses "Awe"]
  • No ... It is well put together
  • ... More resolve to live simply and look out for the less advantaged
  • No ... [seems child]
  • No ... There was a lot to learn
  • No ... [Expresses "Awe"]
  • Yes ... Better informed decisions how to live and preserve the earth

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How might the Walk be improved?

  • More description about how we affect nature
  • The writing be written so people of younger age have a better understanding of it
  • More understandable language
  • Even more explanations
  • Keep it as it is, outside, and on those paths ... the human timeline Walk. I love that, doing the Walk and watching my fellow human animals do the same to learn when we began and where we will go!
  • Keep it the same. The length of time walking represented the time
  • ??
  • Were the white flags a part of time? If so, how long
  • [The Walk was folded. The panel spacing for the first 4,000 feet of the "mile" was 100 feet. The path was marked by small white flags placed, variably, 5 to 10 feet apart.]
  • I suggest you have a picture of Native Americans over the Bering Straight [sic] information
  • Web info sources
  • Perhaps more shade on hot summer days? Although it does reinforce greenhouse and importance climate plays in planetary evolution
  • Provide a set of definitions for the basic 15-40 terms that the Walk-er could easily refer to
  • ... Only men included in [few anthropocentric pictures] ... why did you have to slam women?
  • Sun shades
  • Make it more "family-friendly" so children under 14 can read and understand the material. The vocabulary is too advanced
  • A little heavy in theories of Lynn Margulis
  • Get accurate information ... Try to show how the pictures are connected to the poster. Explain a worked the first time it is used, not 3 or 4 times later The earth is not goldilocks, life is ... say that animals are animals because they consume others ... not an obscure embryonic term that no one around me understood
  • In the part where humans and their ancestors are mentioned pleas don't use "man"
  • This was great
  • ?
  • Show all different points of view ... what about those of us who ... believe in creation?
  • It seemed that the information is geared slightly more towards someone who is already familiar with many of these processes; to serve as a "refresher". For me, much of this was new. Also, the writing could have been a little better ... specifically, at time the writer seemed to be in a hurry.
  • Make the point more clear that life wasn't destined to evolve into humans and that we are mere players in the process which will in one form or another continue for a long time
  • N/A ... Just FYI, thank you!
  • A reader's digest condensed sentence or two on each sign. Too me 2 days to do and vocab words were pretty technical
  • Put a sign about fish ... you kinda missed them (a bit of tetrapod bias, perhaps?)
  • Perhaps condensed into less distance
  • I loved the simple construction. It's obvious a lot of work went into this, but the "product" is clean, concise and informative ... only improvement: maybe lights so we can walk at night (it was kind of dark by the time I finished)
  • Sometimes it was hard to read the white print on black [background] because of the sun, but it still works having it outdoors
  • Pictures should relate better to story. Descriptions are often too poetic on technical. Simpler English would make it easier to understand
  • Add a sign about the way fresh water and saltwater were differentiated. On a hot day such as this you could serve fresh water. [Surely should be done; however, it was the case that food and refreshments were available for purchase from vendors 100 yards away
  • Wind it through a grove of trees ... or even through a few different ecosystems ... so we can see the products of all this stuff we're reading
  • Occasional shade areas [It was quite hot under the beating sun ... and every effort should be made in the future to protecting visitors from such exposure ... unfortunately Corvallis personnel were unable to find an area out of the sun that was securely fenced at night.
  • BIFs may have been formed anaerobically by iron oxidation (Fe3 reacts with CaCo3 in ocean water to form iron oxides
  • Clearer language on some of the [panels]. Sorry, I don't remember which
  • Set up indoors when possible ... hot sun make for hurry
  • Put it on CD ROM, and in a museum
  • I'm a biologist. There are numerous (10-15?) typos. The language made evolution "willful" ... things learned, etc. I felt it made an attempt to explain random mutation >>> selection, but wasn't very effective
  • Make an educational CD future on computer
  • It felt too long .. .there was too much which seemed unimportant
  • I want a hard copy of the information
  • More down to Earth non-scientific stuff for lay people
  • It was great
  • Make more of the science more easily digestible by non-science folks. Make connections that resonate more easily
  • Show the continental shift and a "typical day" as part of each panel (near the MYA area perhaps)
  • Not ... It's great!
  • Use language everyone can understand. Use language to express, not impress!
  • Glad to see HP stock going up!
  • Put into a book
  • I wondered when the continents settled into their present form ... and if the plant/animal similarities on continents date from pangea ... also, how do you pronounce "protoctists"?
  • I suggest taking out the questions that try to make people think in the way you want them to. I thoroughly enjoyed the Walk ... it will not be forgotten.
  • Language is very technical ... perhaps ideas without all the long words
  • Is a book form available?
  • Any way to shorten it ... double up on time, or something?
  • Perhaps record the message on each panel so non-readers could benefit without being read to
  • Nothing at the moment
  • More info on how these things, or why we interpret these data this way ... rather than just the results
  • Spiral, straight, or circular and in the shade
  • Info on the negatives of technology and how HP is involved in destruction rather than enlightenment
  • Eliminate teleological and anthropomorphic interpretations "e.g. What are these microbes discussing?"
  • Shade umbrellas ... one picture of "earth" early in exhibit shows continents in present configuration
  • Difficult question ... is this on CD-ROM?
  • A simpler version for younger people
  • Just great. Grade school children should be exposed to this sort of thing
  • Making the signs easier to understand. Put them in comon [sic] words
  • Shorter
  • Put it in the shade next time. The sun stopped many people from enjoying it
  • Shorter Walk
  • You wax poetic, which is great, but you had a section on each sign that listed only the facts, it would be easier to understand your poetry and interpretation
  • Book form! ... bibliography of supplementary readings
  • Collect all [panels] into a book or web site
  • Maybe a timeline ... five billion years to present, at bottom of each panel [presumably with panel-time marker]
  • Broader viewing ... Put it on the Web, in schools, in libraries, malls, parks, TV, video, in the sky, in the shade
  • Put it in the shade ... seriously ... I rushed thru it because I was so uncomfortable
  • Consider making (at child's eye level) a simplified version of the adult exhibit. The disadvantage is that it MAY dumb down the adults, but there were educated adults who felt overwhelmed ... THANK YOU / THANK YOU / THANK YOU ... This was my favorite part of da Vinci Day this year!
  • Can it be published in book / manual form?
  • Use somewhat simpler terms throughout and more explanation in the early signboards
  • [Richard Rathbun started chatting with this next person, and encouraged her to writer her thoughts at length.]
  • The written narrative is poor, and difficult for the average person to understand. I have had a college education in geology and biology, and was surprised to find that the panels were difficult to read. They need to be rewritten by a real writer, and English [sic] major.
  • Here are some ideas I have to improve the Walk Through Time
  • - Have the narration rewritten by a writer, to improve sentence / paragraph structure.
  • - Make the Walk shorter, so that people can really feel how short of time the animals and plants have been on earth. I have don ~100 yard demonstrations of the earth's history, where people have existed for less that the width of a strand of hair. That is likely to hit home harder than a long walk that seems never to end.
  • - Many of the panels seemed to repeat each other. I suggest having only panels at the relative distanced where really interesting things happened:
  • 4600 MYA - Formation of sun and earth
  • 4400 Core is formed and atmosphere
  • 3850 First life
  • 3500 Stromatolites and common living
  • ... etc.
  • Maybe just going through and choosing the subjects that are interesting seems shallow, but I believe it is the only way the public will get interested in geology and the history of the earth
  • I think this Walk is definitely a good idea, but it could greatly benefit from these changes. I live in Oberlin, Ohio during the school year and would be happy to help from there if I can.
  • More, more, more talk about cyanobacteria ... more luscious, sexy adjectives (everywhere!). Yeah, HP! (You guys totally rock!)
  • It's great
  • Indoors
  • I don't think it can .. .it's great! Really a good thing for humans to experience
  • Placed in shade on hot day. Could be shortened in length, but it did help emphasize how old the earth is
  • How about publishing it as a large format book
  • Shade
  • Place a bench or two under a shade canopy along the Walk for the older and less active visitors to rest occasionally and contemplate the story.
  • Make a TV show out of it. This one is fine though, as is
  • Shade. It was really hot! Water along the way
  • Move things a bit closer together for people with walking problems. Signage for youth
  • (second signs?)
  • Make it a bit simpler for kids
  • Perhaps signs under large ones for children in a language they too could understand
  • No idea
  • Alternate views ... God created the world
  • More complete captions under the photos explaining why they're important to the concept
  • Pretty high-level conversation with the public./ I have a PhD in science and have had / talked in leading universities in the field and I still have a hard time grasping the significance of all the info you've laid out ...
  • I can't ... it worked for me
  • Is there a book available. I'd love to pursue these more leisurely ... or how about this on the Web
  • Give it time for people to find out about it
  • It was very hot, we walked sideways [cut across the meanders of the folded exhibit] through the first 70% to keep our heat exposure well
  • There was one poster that seemed to contradict itself IMPLYING the existence or more bacteria some where (2^25xx) than protons in the Universe ... I love HP printers
  • Put a tent over it. It is very hot today in the sun
  • Reminders of the measurements ... e.g. 0.001 inch = human lifetime
  • Shade!
  • I disliked some of the antrhopomorphic terms used, particularly the word "learn." One could just as easily use the expression "evolved the ability to."
  • I liked it the way it is
  • Escalator. More interactive. Computer text available ...
  • When it's not so hot out, its was fine
  • A lemonade stand in the middle ... maybe a dictionary of terms
  • Can we get a hold of panel copies?
  • Increase of panels around where fishes evolved ... a bit of a big jump where you go from bacteria to first amphibians [We were frustrated in obtaining, within the available time, art depicting a variety of important evolutionary steps, especially including evolution through worms to fish]
  • I appreciate the humorous and/or more light hearted inclusions. It is a long walk with much to absorb, adding more of these enjoyable quotes or phrases may make the whole work more accessible to all.
  • More pictures on recent excavations and or speculations
  • Sure would buy a book of this
  • Well, I had to come back a third time without the kids to get through it, and carry water for cooling, but it was sure worth it. I guess it would be hard to make it shorter somehow, huh?
  • More definitions of terms. I'm fairly well schooled in the sciences, but even I had difficulty with some of the terms
  • In order to grab young folks, poor or non readers the Walk could have an audio component
  • Quicker
  • Lights for night viewing. It's too hot in the day! Better course markers ... I got a little lost
  • Better arrow locations for leading people along the path
  • A little shade, perhaps?!
  • Format usable for educators
  • Using the same stands, mount a 8-12 year old level display to keep the kids interested while adults read the adult display
  • It was great
  • In some of the pictures you might explain things more clearly
  • Check your math? On the 3800 MYA display if one bacterium could produce 2^144 offspring in 2 days couldn't it produce 2^288 (and not 2^266) in 4 days? How come cromagnum [sic] man is a white guy?
  • I think that the beginning needs to be more exciting.
  • More easy to understand language so all can understand and enjoy. Some difficult verbiage.
  • Possibly bringing it indoors or under a tarp ... two hours in the sun is almost unbearable
  • The next to last frame is inaccurate. To be scientific (accurate) you should say that 'people' or 'humans' rather than 'men' invented stone axes and cleavers. The same is true for the phrase 'Neanderthal man' and 'Cro-magnon man.' The generic man is no longer considered unbiased. The current thinking now acknowledges that the great innovations such as development of stone tools, hunting, and agriculture, were contributed to equally by females and males. To include your whole audience in your presentation, gender-neutral language would be more accurate and less intrusive on the flow of information.
  • Burn it [The Walk inspired 'Disgust' for this person]
  • "Occurring" is the correct spelling, not "occurred". Also left out half of a parenthetical pair somewhere. Could make more of it "personalized" like the one with the "she" for a coccolith or something.
  • N/A
  • Slightly more compact.
  • Not so long and not so boring [This person was "Borde" [sic].
  • Maybe not so long.
  • Some of the captions don't explain the photos or state nothing.
  • Bring it to more places where people can experience it.
  • A distance ... not
  • Can't
  • Check for typos and grammar problems.
  • Nix the rhetorical questions.
  • Some way to shorten? Use other senses, too?
  • Golf carts for those who could use them
  • More detail ... less general terms, more in depth info
  • No
  • Put keys on the illustrations ... especially the global maps. How can we tell what we're looking at without them?
  • Note on the intro posters that many of the presented posters are based on hypotheses that haven't been completely accepted by the scientific community.
  • I think that the wording on many of the panels implies that organisms determine their own fate ... actively shaping the history of Life. I believe more emphasis could be placed on the effects of the environment and the specialization that allowed certain species / traits to dominate while others perished.
  • Some of the pictures needed more detail.
  • Make the Walk shorter [appears written by a child]
  • It's easier to understand what your trying to say w/out so many scientific terms.
  • ?
  • I like it. Are there any interactive parts. Things that could be touched for instance.
  • I suppose that it could be mechanized or overlain with sound ... buy I like it the way it is.
  • Benches to sit on and rest, along the way.
  • 1. Would have appreciated a small "summary" on the graphic ... i.e. a line showing how far we've come to this point. 2. Correlate more of the geological eras.
  • I understand the importance of the length of the display and as much as I liked it, I had to skip to the end.
  • Have braille cards to carry for visually impaired people.
  • Available in braille.
  • Check English (please use "lie" where appropriate instead of "lay". Check all spellings ... a very few are wrong.
  • Not so repetitive in direction of path. Shorter descriptions and more pictures closer together mainly in middle of Walk so you don't loose interest.
  • Come to my town [Sebastopol]. Combine a lesson plan with this and you have a perfect layout for a semester or year long college or high school course.
  • I don't know.
  • Permanent "design" installation.
  • More pictures (photos)
  • It is really well put together ... the setup could be more linear in the future [The Walk was multiply folded in order to confine it to fenced, secured area.]
  • Reduce the walking distance from start to end to make it more accessible for everyone (mind you, I'm a distance runner and don't mind the walk!)
  • I don't know.
  • Some things that summarize.
  • A few mispellings (sic!) [sic] and use a "lay" instead of "lie" ... minor quibbles. Your information is excellent and accurate.

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Further comments?

  • Make a book.
  • Thanks for having it here at da Vinci Days. The walking between pictures gave a good chance for reflection. Outdoors, and near Oregon State Univ., was good, too.
  • Great job on preparing everything ... much appreciated
  • If you ever publish a book using these pictures would you let me know?
  • CD ROM
  • Text was amusing ... light hearted .. .appreciation for subject ... bacterial variety drives it all
  • Thank you.
  • Wonderful ... Well done.
  • I hope that we are not witnessing the final form of this Walk (utterly fascinated, mesmerized)
  • Great walking. Very funny and inspiring until you get to the very end and realize that your own evolution has not be included ... only "Men"! did you have to get your gray-haired antediluvian prof to write the text for you? You could have done so well. Why did you have to slam women at the end? That hurts. What time period are you living in?
  • Interesting to note that in 1-5 MYA only "men" evolved. When will you produce the companion poster about women? Or did I not yet exist? For such intelligent witty people you're not real bright. Otherwise the "trip" was a great ride!
  • I loved it!
  • Great idea, but it plods along ... the time of man v the time of earth shod be emphasized more dramatically.
  • Use every year to educate more in evolution
  • This was great.
  • I was expecting a little more direct continuity between posters. Also, this is the type of presentation that needs to be on display for an extended period of time in a more comfortable setting. Or maybe this could be published. I could learn more ... and would like to ... if I could study more in depth.
  • I'm sure improvement can be made but this was incredible. I would like to see this kind of display expanded and delivered and translated so more people can see it.
  • Just FYI, thank you!
  • I was deeply impressed by the exhibit! Thank you for this magnificent effort.
  • Thanks for doing this. Great idea, and professional display.
  • The starting date of 15,000 MYA was confusing. Perhaps put (15 billion) after would help. Very excellent and very technical. Would be nice in book, flash card, etc.
  • Well done.
  • Have you considered putting the posters in book form? It would be a wonderful item for families.
  • Display the posters on HP's web site so we can "go back" and read them again? As an HP employee, I'm happy to see us doing these community service events/projects without making it into a total advertisement for ourselves or sounding preachy ... mainly informative and entertaining.
  • Very fine display
  • It's an amazingly difficult topic to summarize ... nice start!
  • A FABULOUS exhibit! Would be beneficial and enjoyable to all kinds of folks. Enjoyed the insightful questions.
  • As the spouse of an HP employee I was personally dismayed that this display does not ever in the smallest way acknowledge the hand of God in our creation. Are all the creators of this display athesists [sic]? Certainly many scientists acknowledge God. Why no mention at all?
  • Thanks for bringing this!
  • This was absolutely wonderful!
  • Could the narrative be made available in printed form?
  • Excellent.
  • Thank you.
  • Please provide public access again either 1998 da Vinci Days or ...? fall festival
  • Make some of the science more easily digestible by non-science folks. Make connections that resonate more easily.
  • Is this on the web? If so, where? You should post it with the exhibit
  • Glad to see HP stock going up!
  • On panel 0-5 MYA, the word "principal" is mis-spelled "principle"; "Neanderthal man, a principle [sic] human sub-species ..." Can I buy a book of these panels to us as a reference?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the Walk. It will not be forgotten. The only part I didn't think fit was the questions that were supposed to make you think a certain way. Aside from that, Cool.
  • Excellent photography and display. The exhibit may have been presented too much as "This is what happened" rather than some current ideas and theories and facts.
  • This reminds me greatly of Carl Sagan's book Cosmos ... a favorite of mine.
  • Need more messages about what we don't understand, and about how scientists arrive at consensus by disagreement and debate.
  • Very well done. Bring it back every year and show it world-wide in the mean time!
  • Please do it again next year for da Vinci Days.
  • Excellent.
  • Very innovative, extremely educational ... thanks.
  • It's a good idea.
  • Too many big words.
  • Why not put this exhibit on the InterNet? You could require a click of the space bar on every 10 feet. This way you could multiply (like bacteria) and reach the whole world with your message.
  • Keep doing this.
  • This would be an excellent web site.
  • Wonderful exhibit.
  • I hope you can send this around to schools ... middle school would be great to inspire students.
  • THANK YOU / THANK YOU / THANK YOU. This was my favorite part of da Vinci Days this year.
  • Fabulous! Thank you.
  • Politically, the message of this presentation runs counter to the agenda of most candidates who are supported by HP PAC.
  • The idea of the Walk is great; but as it is now, I believe the lay reader will be bored and lose interest ... Keep the good work going! This is good starting Sept 1st, 1997.
  • Yeah, HP! (You guys really rock!)
  • I thought the Spanish brought horses to North America. What about different dino extinction theories? This is very educational ... interesting ... is there a book?
  • Since during the development stages .. 50% and up to 99% of all living things were destroyed, should we worry about extinct animals of today?
  • I'm enormously impressed. Thank you enormously, HP.
  • a) Very good graphics and provocative illustrations; b) The story was technical, but interestingly told; c) I think a 'Walk Through Time is the perfect vehicle to show the great time periods involved in the earth's metamorphosis
  • "Identity is less an object than a process" ... important statement
  • A glossary of terms would help.
  • Is this available for teachers in book, poster or CD ROM format? It would be great in the classroom or school.
  • It's wonderful. Every human should see ... Puts things in a new perspective. [Implication that version should be placed at Vancouver B.C.'s International Children's Festival]
  • Great display!!!
  • Those who call upon the Lord Jesus will be saved. There is no chance!
  • Great photos, especially of older geologic formations.
  • Thank you HP for donation to education ... a 'very' enlightening tour through time.
  • How about more practical thoughts like "The impact of this to you is ...?"
  • Make it into a book.
  • Thanks.
  • How about putting this on the Web
  • Very good.
  • I love HP printers.
  • Thanks for bringing it to da Vinci Days.
  • I would love a book of this ... This was more than I could take in the heat.
  • I liked the humor, and the photos and art were terrific.
  • Please continue to make this marvel available for more people.
  • This was a great way of being able to tell the Story of the earth in a simple, easy to understand manner!
  • Thanks for putting together such a delightful show.
  • This is an excellent and effective Walk.
  • Long Walk. Need places to sit and contemplate.
  • Thank you very much. Beautiful work. kind of fits the theme! Using silicas et al. to make machines that can make this beautiful display ... the micro/macro, synthesis/inquiry of it all. Bravo.
  • Nice job, nice printing (I work for HP-IJBU)
  • Excellent. Thank you.
  • Great.
  • George Radominski (HP InkJet Business Unit Corvallis champion) needs to be congratulated for a job well done!
  • "Posters" were easy for bi-focal wearers to read. An interesting experience! Thanks!
  • Very enjoyable and educational. I learned a lot and have become inspired to pick up some science books.
  • Make a book using these pages ... Build a video series to elaborate on each year; encourage school use.
  • Good job! Keep it up!
  • No, nothing ["Borde" person]
  • I liked the pictures.
  • Excellent informative exhibit ... I loved the "kinesthetic" approach ... Walking, reading, thinking good multimedia educational model.
  • Would make a great book! Could the thickness of the pages represent time.
  • It might be helpful to remind people that they go through it about the point in time in the evolution that the are standing in front of. I would appreciate getting a copy of the entire thing and series of slides (story board).
  • The exhibit is what we need to counteract the religious weenys [sic] and their 5,000 year ideas.
  • Wonderful graphics. I liked use of philosophical quotes. Thank you for your work and contributions this weekend and to people in general.
  • A little more care with the factual statements. People don't distinguish between theory and "scientific fact" very well. I really liked the prose ... make use of "fractal" less.
  • A small child could probably poke an eye out on those metal stakes [We used 1000 ea. 1/16' inch x 12 inch long flagged metal stakes. The tip of everyone of them was bent through approx 180 deg, in order point downward, to prevent injury to anyone.]
  • Thank you for this project.
  • Good exhibit. Nifty printer.
  • HP could have come up with a more da Vinci-esque exhibit better related to the fusion of science, engineering, and creativity. As far as a stand-alone history exhibit, it is outstanding!!
  • Thanks for doing this.
  • Excellent job well done.
  • Wonderful job.
  • Excellent display.
  • Could you do a book based on this (perhaps add further explanation of difficult points).
  • Good source of exercise and information. It would be nice to see other's opinions and views on these topics.
  • Thank you very much.
  • Again, I repeat that this is a perfect format for a lesson plan. If you like this idea, and need people to work on it, please contact me.
  • The pictures were very beautiful.
  • How about publishing a book based on this fine exhibit!

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