Light of Evolution

Light of Evolution

Light of Evolution

How do we make sense of what is happening in the world today? What clues from the past offer solutions for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In this blog, Cathy McGowan Russell seeks to answer these questions. In the light of evolution, everything makes more sense. In the light of evolution, obstacles become opportunities. Life becomes easier, better and more enjoyable for all people and the biosphere that supports us. ...
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Factfulness

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Explore your past, celebrate your present, flourish in your future. ...
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Making Sense of Our Evolving World

These blog posts are written to help you make sense of what is evolving now so that you can create a more flourishing future. 

“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

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

“If you study an old-fashioned television screen up close, you’ll see dots of different colors dancing in front of your eyes. You’ll think you are looking at chaos. But stand back, and you will see a picture full of meaning. Something like this happens over and over again as we study the past. Stand too close to the details and it’s hard to see anything but the idiosyncratic actions of individual human beings. Big history helps us stand back from the details and see the patterns. By doing so, it can transform our ideas of what history is about.” ~ David Christian

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” ~ Winston Churchill

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

“Evolution is neither random nor predetermined, but rather an intelligent dance between organism and environment.” ~ Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman

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

“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 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

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

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

“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

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