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.
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.
Hybridization, though rare, is a powerful driver of evolution. Hybridization is the interbreeding between two different species that results in novel offspring.
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.
Biological evolution requires variation and selection. Yet how is variation introduced? Until scientists gained a clearer picture from genomics and molecular genetics, it was assumed that all variation was the result of errors, damage and accidents in...
Humans are getting healthier. Over the past 200 years, child mortality has dropped from 43% to 4.3%!
People of the world are getting wealthier: Since 1990, around 130,000 people around the globe climbed out of extreme poverty, every single day!
We are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.