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.

Lynn Margulis

Lynn Margulis

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

Connie Barlow

Connie Barlow

“Everything we love and everything we see is recycled stardust. “

Karen Kudebeh

Karen Kudebeh

Karen created Time Spirals to help people envision a thriving future for themselves and the biosphere.

Natural Genetic Engineering

Natural Genetic Engineering

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...

Evolution in Paradise

Evolution in Paradise

While vacationing in the lush rainforests of Costa Rica, I realized that it was no coincidence that both Darwin and Wallace, pioneers of the theory of evolution by natural selection, had traveled extensively in the lush and biodiverse tropics. See slide show of biodiverse tropics.

Video Interview by Jack Butler

Video Interview by Jack Butler

Jack Butler, a social entrepreneur, executive coach, workshop leader, speaker and host of “Wisdom of the World” interviews Cathy about the Epic of Evolution.