By Ryan Foley As featured in Encounters Vol. 4 Around 300 million years ago, the Earth was a simple place. The fragmented continents that span the planet today did not exist. Pangaea, a single super continent reigned supreme, its borders bound by the cool waters of a global ocean. 200 million years ago Pangaea began to split into many continents, each riding atop massive tectonic plates. Over the millennia, each of these continents developed independently, forming unique ecosystems, weather patterns, flora and fauna, and eventually hosting populations of humans who multiplied and diversified, spreading across our little oasis in space….