Big History

  • Our species needs a story, one that unifies and inspires us, but that also answers our most fundamental questions about our identity, purpose, and future.
  • This knowledge is what sets us apart from animals.
  • Traditionally, this role has been played by religions and creation myths. But recently have we been able to build that story from empirical evidence, and only in the last few decades have we begun to painstakingly stitch it together into a single narrative.
  • It's a coming-of-age moment for our species.