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 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.


Eric Chaisson

Eric Chaisson

Is there one, single, unifying principle that underlies physical, biological and cultural evolution? Astophysicist Eric Chaisson has the key.

Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll

How does variation arise?  The molecular biologist, Sean B. Carroll, shows how small changes in DNA can give big changes to the organism.

E. O. Wilson

E. O. Wilson

“The evolutionary epic, is probably the best myth we will ever have.”


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.

Hybridization in Evolution

Hybridization in Evolution

Hybridization, though rare, is a powerful driver of evolution. Hybridization is the interbreeding between two different species that results in novel offspring.

What Genes Make Us Human?

What Genes Make Us Human?

Thanks to the growing field of genomics, we can now learn what genes make us truly human. The duplication of DUF1220, which is expressed in brain cells, may give humans our uniquely large brains.

Increasing Peace

Increasing Peace

We are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.