Originally Posted by Moose
Man has dwelled on this planet for somewhere between 3,000 and 10,000 years, ..
Homo sapiens sapiens has been around for about 200,000 years, other Homo spp. nearly 2 million years. For those interested in how humans came to harness the resources around them, and eventually dominate planet, the book "Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jared Diamond is very good reading.