UA-6368997-1

Posts tagged with ‘Big History’

  • Climates Change—Get Over It!

    We live on a restless planet. We wouldn’t be here otherwise. Our lineage, Homo sapien, began its social conquest...

    9
  • Applied Big History: Why It Matters to Value Investors

    Based on a talk given at the Research Retreat of Canyon Partners September 10, 2014, Beverly Hills, CA “If...

    8
  • The Competent Outsider

    What does it mean to be a “competent outsider”? This has been a major challenge in my life. I grew...

    4
  • The Queen of the Sciences

    Our medieval ancestors understood theology to be the queen of the sciences. Her twin sister Sophia—the Greek word for...

    3
  • The Great Matrix of Big History

    Understanding Natural Hierarchies through Big History Our European ancestors once understood the universe to be a Great Chain of...

    6
  • Religion und Naturwissenschaft

    Die Grundlage eines sinnvollen Engagements zwischen Religion und Naturwissenschaft Vortrag für den RSNG-Jahreskongress der Akademie der Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart. 28.-30. September...

    6
  • Recovery Planning for Climate Catastrophes

    Join with me in a thought experiment. Imagine a major planetary cataclysm. It could be a global nuclear war,...

    7
  • Big History gets Bigger

    It was the first meeting of the International Big History Association, and it brought together 200 academics—university, secondary, and primary...

    2
  • Greece, the Global Economy, and Big History

    Watching the sunset from the cliffs of the Santorini caldera attracts tourists from all over the world, I recently...

    5
  • Energy Solutions from the Perspective of Big History

    Humans now consume some 18 trillion watts of energy in a variety of forms—fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas); hydropower;...

    2
  • Easter: A Moveable Feast

    Easter, you may have noticed, is not a fixed day in the calendar. While Christmas, in contrast, occurs reliably...

    2
  • Engaging the New Metanarrative

    Science is progressive, and it tends toward consensus of necessity. Science discovers, illuminates, and crafts facts, and we rely...

    6
  • Telling Time: A Correlated Big History

    The challenge of measuring time reaches back to the origins of human consciousness. From a 28-day periodicity of the...

    5
  • History as Science

    History is generally considered part of the humanities, a discipline alongside literature and languages, philosophy and the arts. The...

    2
  • Climates Change

    We need a back up plan! In the face of the cold sciences and heated debates about climate change,...

    1
  • Peak Humanity

    I was born in 1957. Eisenhower was president. The Soviet Union launched Sputnik. The Cold War was heating up,...

    6
  • Millennialism at the Singularity

    Reflections on the Metaphors, Meanings, and Limits of Exponential Logic Imagine billions of nanobots, tiny computerized machines smaller than...

    7
  • Reinventing Science Education

    Government and business leaders are worried about STEM education. There is a growing shortage in the United States of...

    2
  • Post-Darwinism: The New, New Synthesis

    A review of Ecological Developmental Biology: Integrating Epigenetics, Medicine, and Evolution, by Scott F. Gilbert and David Epel (Sunderland, MA: Sinauer...

    8
  • A.N. Whitehead’s Metaphysics

    Resources and Problems In 1927, British mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead was asked to give the prestigious Gifford...

    6
  • Astrobiology and the Human Prospect

    In the Heavens as It is on Earth: Astrobiology and the Human Prospect The collision occurred on February 10,...

    7
  • Teaching the History of Nature

    Towards an Integrated Science Curriculum (1) The 20th century has seen enormous advances in science and technology. General science...

    0
  • Entangled Narratives

    Competing Visions of the Good Life   Our first business will be to supervise the making of fables and...

    6
  • Metanexus: The Challenge

    My charge tonight is to give a keynote in which I lay out what I think the major challenges...

    1
  • Useless Arithmetic and Inconvenient Truths

    A Review of Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can’t Predict the Future by Orrin H. Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis,...

    5
  • Evolution as Revelation

    A review of Thank God for Evolution:How the marriage of science and religion will transform your life, by Michael Dowd (2007)...

    1
  • Review of Beinhocker The Origin of Wealth

    In Search of New Economic Metaphors for Biology  A review of Eric D. Beinhocker, The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity,...

    9
  • Metanexus: The Very Idea

    The juxtaposition of the concepts “science” and “religion” in our civilization is a kind of Rorschach Test for all...

    1
  • Science, Semiotics, and the Sacred

    Seeking Spiritual Information in the Deep Structure of Reality Our principal benefactor at Metanexus Institute is John Templeton, the...

    5
  • Universal Reason

    Science, Religion, and the Foundations of Civil Societies Presented at the Institute for Wisdom and Philosophy, Tehran, Iran, May...

    5
  • Beyond Intelligent Design

    The English theologian William Paley wrote an influential book in 1802 entitled Natural Theology: Evidences of the Existence and Attributes...

    6
  • Which Universe Do You Live In?

    The success of modern cosmology in understanding the history and structure of the universe has led to a profound...

    3
  • Toward a Constructive Theology of Evolution

    Toward a Constructive Theology of Evolution This paper was originally presented at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on...

    1
  • Science as Epic of Evolution?

    Can the epic of evolution serve as a mythic story for our time? To do so requires insights of the...

    6
  • The Nine Laws of God

    Kevin Kelly’s Out of Control Techno-  Utopic Program for a WIRED World This essay is based on a paper presented to the Theology...

    6