Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Big History - An Introduction to Everything
Developed by Australian University Professor, David Christian, the Big History Project is designed to give students a clear perspective on how life evolved for humans, beginning with the big bang, 13.7 billion years ago.
Professor Christian says that the human advancement part of this process was and continues to be driven by the unique ability humans have for collective learning. No other species has the ability to accumulate knowledge and pass it on to future generations. We humans make mistakes, but we are capable of extraordinarily complex learning.
Here is a link to Professor Christians' very compelling TED presentation... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqc9zX04DXs
Here is a link to the Big History Project webpage ... http://www.bighistoryproject.com/Home