Welcome

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.

Inspiration

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 of the past.

Most people suffer from an overdramatic worldview. They think the world is much worse than it is. This leads to terrible decisions and unnecessary stress. ~ Ola Rosling, Gapminder Foundation

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.

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling

“Data as therapy.” ~ Hans Rosling shows how facts can calm our irrational fears, allowing us to effectively solve personal and planetary problems.

Max Roser

Max Roser

What is the state of the world for humanity? Find out with Max Roser’s elegant “OurWorld In Data.”

David Christian

David Christian

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

Friendly Universe

Friendly Universe

Is the universe friendly?  For thousands of years, people have pondered this question. Now, we have evidence that provides the answer.

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!

Child Survival Increasing

Child Survival Increasing

Do you know what percentage of children today survive the age of five? Do you know what percentage survived the age of five in the year 1800?

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”

Wealthier

Wealthier

People of the world are getting wealthier: Since 1990, around 130,000 people around the globe climbed out of extreme poverty, every single day!