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"As an indicator of the ‘geologic turn’ under way in the arts, social sciences and humanities, New York’s Smudge Studio have published a guidebook illustrating how the city is a geologic force of truly global importance within the contemporary Anthropocene period."


What does the emphasized phrase mean exactly? Does that mean "a force that has global importance"?

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Yes, and even more so. Likening those changes in arts, social sciences and humanities to "geologic" forces is an exaggerated way of portraying them as being of huge historical importance.