The Epic of Evolution
is the 14 billion year story
of our universe and your life in it.

Evolution’s Arrow

Does the universe have a direction?
What can the past tell us about our future?

Epic Simplified

What are the major events
in the evolution of the cosmos?

How did we get here?

Where are we going?
What is my purpose?
How do I find the answers?

Universal Creation Story

The Epic of Evolution tells the story of our universe, of life on planet Earth and of our human journey. This story shows how you belong and provides important clues as to where we are going.


The goal of the Epic of Evolution
is to inspire grateful service
to the enduring promise
of life on the planet.
~ Loyal Rue

Resources for Teaching

This site provides resources to learn about the Epic of Evolution. It contains classroom-tested, hands-on activities for for teaching the Epic of Evolution and reviews of books, videos, and teaching aids.

A flourishing future belongs to those with perspective from the past.

The stories of evolution have the power to unite all peoples. ~ Lynn Margulis and Dorian Sagan

There is grandeur in this view of life. ~ Charles Darwin

Love and imagination are human’s greatest competitive advantages.

The true evolutionary epic, retold as poetry, is as intrinsically ennobling as any religious epic. ~ Edward O. Wilson

Nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift. ~ Steven Pinker

It is said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But the universe is the ultimate free lunch. ~ Stephen Hawking

We are the representatives of the cosmos: we are an example of what hydrogen atoms can do, given 14 billion years of cosmic evolution. ~ Carl Sagan

Ours are the eyes and hearts of the universe.


David Christian

David Christian

“As the first truly global creation story, the evolutionary epic has the potential to unite rather than to divide humanity.”

Eric Chaisson

Eric Chaisson

Astophysicist Eric Chaisson shows how energy flow underlies cosmic, biological and cultural evolution.

Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll

This acclaimed molecular biologist shows how biological evolution happens at the level of DNA.


Celebrate the Epic of Evolution

Celebrate the Epic of Evolution

The Epic of Evolution shows the power of cooperation and the power of information sharing and the flourishing of the most harmonious. The Epic of Evolution shows the story of progress from light to atoms to stars to life to humanity, to this moment! That’s cause to celebrate!

Songs for Eclipse 2017

Songs for Eclipse 2017

While some may say that singing songs about the Great American eclipse was corny, it was actually a beautiful  opportunity to express shared enthusiasm for our place in the cosmos and our ability to predict such rare occurrences.

Egoistic Altruism

Egoistic Altruism

A Positive Sum is when one plus one is more than two. Kurzgesagt illustrates this in their fun video “A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place”

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling

“We start the world,” says Hans Rosling as he launches colorful animations showing human progress.

Max Roser

Max Roser

Living conditions around the world are improving. Max Roser has the data to prove it.



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