What are the major events in the evolution of the cosmos? At right is one of many outlines (click here for more outlines by diverse authors).  This particular outline is informed by many authors and from extensive research in biology  showing the power, ubiquity and importance of cooperation, symbiosis and mobile DNA in evolution. Click on each title at right to learn more about each ongoing stage of evolution.


Seven Eras of Evolution

© Cathy McGowan Russell, 2013


Others who write about the Epic of Evolution emphasize different eras, or ages or thresholds.  Check out this page to learn more.

1. Great Radiance

2. Chemical Evolution

3. Celestial Evolution

4. Biological Evolution

5. Cooperative Evolution

6. Cultural Evolution

7. Enlightened Evolution