Big History and the Creation of New Myths

Photo by Piermanuele Sberni on Unsplash. “Big History” stories which include a broad scope of history of the cosmos and the billions of years of life on earth are an effort to create a secular myth reminiscent of the Judeo-Christian myth.

(This is a brief interlude from the series on the reformation of Christianity.)

I’ve read several books lately that fall into the category of “Big History” before I ever learned that that’s what I was reading. One of those was Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by one of the newest of the globe’s intellectual leaders, Yuval Noah Harari. For reasons unknown to me my two post review of his…

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Gerald R. Baron

Gerald R. Baron

Husband, father, grandfather, mostly-retired, farm advocate, author, communicator. Deeply curious about science, nature, spirit and history.