Explore the Past

A flourishing future belongs to those who appreciate the past. 

Explore This Website

Below are links to various pages to help you to learn key ideas about the Epic of Evolution:

  • What is the Epic of Evolution?  – An overview of our evidence-based cosmic story from the Big Bang to now.
  • Seven Stages  – Learning about our long and complex past can be overwhelming. Here’s a simple overview to help you learn about this awe-inspiring story.
  • Evolution’s Arc In 1964, Penzias and Wilson provided conclusive evidence that the universe has a beginning and a direction. What does this mean for your health, happiness, and future wellbeing?
  • Biological Evolution  Because so many people are confused about evolutionary biology, these pages discuss biological evolution and the role of variation in evolution.  This site pays special tribute to Charles Darwin, who showed that evolution requires “profitable” variations as well as natural selection.
    • Spiral of Life – Biological Evolution
    • DNA: Language of Life: Nothing in evolution makes sense except in the light of DNA.
    • Natural Genetic Engineering – Long before humans genetically engineered plants and animals, cells have been using Natural Genetic Engineering to evolve more rapidly.
    • Evolution of Evolutionary Theory –  Evolutionary theory dramatically changed when Darwin’s original ideas were merged with ideas from genetics to become the Modern Synthesis.  With the advent of genomics, evolutionary theory has evolved yet again, into a more integrated theory.
    •  Tree of Life – We are related to all life on Earth.   The Tree of Life shows our kinship with every other living thing!

Hands-on educational activities 

The activities are designed to help kids from 8 to 108 learn about the Epic of Evolution in fun and engaging ways.  These activities help you and your students gain a basic understanding of relevant concepts in physics, geology, biology, paleontology, and neuroscience.

Epic Storytellers

– “The Greatest Story Ever Told” requires many perspectives in order to understand it. Here are some epic storytellers and their stories:


Check out videos by some of the great teachers who are helping us learn more about our place and purpose in the evolving universe.


  • “We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson