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.
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The future belongs to those who have learned from the past. ~ RuPaul
Love and imagination are a human’s greatest competitive advantage.
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
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 of the universe.
“Data as therapy.” ~ Hans Rosling shows how facts can calm our irrational fears, allowing us to effectively solve personal and planetary problems.
What is the state of the world for humanity? Find out with Max Roser’s elegant “OurWorld In Data.”
“As the first truly global creation story, the evolutionary epic has the potential to unite rather than to divide humanity.”
The Epic of Evolution is the story of the Universe as it progresses from light to atoms to stars to life to humanity. While the trajectory is not steady, the arc trends toward more complexity, cooperation, consciousness and even compassion. The more we celebrate the successes of the past, the more we can replicate them for a flourishing future.
How has the theory of biological evolution changed since Darwin’s time?
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.
In the past, people had to work over one hour to gain a single minute of illumination. Today, one hour of labor will buy a years worth of light.
Over billions of years, life becomes ever more diverse. Recombination of genes insures a never ending supply of biological diversity.
Pablo Carlos Budassi created Nature’s Timespiral to depict our cosmic journey from the Big Bang to the present day
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