Big History

Just discovered David Christian’s Big History Project, via Great Courses & audible & TED.

I love the vision he holds for his grandson’s generation, that they may all come to know this as their story, our story. Everybody’s. It’s a story of our complexity and fragility, and of the power and potential of our collective learning.

What a difference it would make, at this “threshold moment,” if all our students arrived already knowing this! Or at least open to learning it. Maybe even the difference between history continuing and soaring, or crashing to a premature end.

Carl Sagan would be pleased. “Let me tell you a story…”

via Blogger http://jposopher.blogspot.com/2013/11/big-history.html

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