Epic of Evolution  

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

"As the first truly global creation story, the evolutionary epic has the potential to unite rather than to divide humanity."
~ David Christian

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

After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

I find the epic of evolution, from the "Hot Big Bang" to Homo sapiens, an illumination of how the Creator God is and has been creating." ~ Arthur Peacocke, Biochemist and Priest

"It has taken millions of years to make preparations for what we are now to accomplish in this one lifetime. . . . such is the amazement of GOD’s hand . . . known to us as evolution". ~ Guru Singh

"Without a meaningful evolutionary worldview it's impossible to understand yourself, your world, or what's needed for humanity to survive and thrive in the coming decades."
~ Michael Dowd

"The evolutionary epic is probably the best myth we will ever have."
~ Edward O. Wilson, biologist

"The problem of survival is not fundamentally technological. It is spiritual and moral. It is evolutionary."
~ David Grinspoon

"The epic of evolution is science translated into meaningful story."
~ Connie Barlow

"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution"
~ Theodosius Dobzhansky

"Our human destiny is integral with the destiny of the earth."
~ Thomas Berry

The universe story is the quintessence of reality. We perceive the story. We put it in our language, the birds put it in theirs, and the trees put it in theirs. We can read the story of the universe in the trees. Everything tells the story of the universe. The winds tell the story, literally, not just imaginatively. The story has its imprint everywhere, and that is why it is so important to know the story. If you do not know the story, in a sense you do not know yourself.
~ Thamas Berry

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The intention of this web site is to help you flourish by understanding the Epic of Evolution. This epic tells the story of our universe, of life on planet Earth and of our human journey. This web site provides resources to help you understand the Epic of Evolution (also known as Big History) so as to celebrate your present and thrive joyfully and sustainably in your future.

Understand Your Past

Celebrate Your Present

Thrive in Your Future

  • Flourish - 51 by 51
  • Calendar of events related to the Epic of Evolution.
  • Evolution Weekend - Hundreds of congregations from around the world will celebrate Evolution Weekend near Charles Darwin’s birthday.
  • Evolution and religion - "Science and religion are the two most powerful forces of society. Together they can save the Creation." ~ E. O. Wilson


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51 by 51. By the year 2051, 51% of world's population will be flourishing, declares Dr. Seligman. The key to survival on Earth is for humans to feel joy to gain optimal mental clarity to solve challenges facing the planet.

Lynn MargulisLynn Margulis Remembered - One of the greatest biologists and contributors to our understanding of the Epic of Evolution died November 22, 2011. more

Big History TED Talk by David Christian - April, 2011. - This captivating, 18 minute tour of the history of the universe and our place in it shows us our collective power in shaping the future by pointing out challenges and highlighting opportunities.

Launch of Big History Project - March, 2011. - Bill Gates and David Christian announce the development of a new online curriculum for teaching Big History. Gates is passionate about this project because it integrates science and humanities in a relevant and fun way.

Evolutionize Your Life - May, 2011. - Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd show how understanding evolutionary psychology can help you live a life of joy and purpose.

Books and Videos
about the Evolutionary Epic

Evolutionary Epic
Evolutionary Epic: Science's Story and Humanity's Response
Edited by Cheryl Genet, Russell Genet, Brian Swimme, Linda Palmer, Linda Gibler. Foreword by David Christian.

See more in books and resources.

Tree of Life
© Catherine McGowan Russell. To learn more about the Tree of Life, click here.


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