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David Christian: What Are The Origins Of The Universe? : NPR

October 24, 20149:23 AM ET Heard on TED Radio Hour

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode How It All Began.
See:
http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/357837221/how-it-all-began

About David Christian’s TED Talk

David Christian explains the history of the universe from the big bang, and how humans occupy little more than a millisecond on that cosmic timeline.

About David Christian

David Christian is a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union by training, but since the 1980s he has become interested in world history on a large scale. In 1989, he began teaching courses on “Big History,” surveying the past on the largest possible scales, and integrating history, biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy. Christian is a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He also worked with Bill Gates to create an online course in “Big History” for high school students.

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Related TED Stories

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Related TED Blog: A History Curriculum That Starts At The Beginning Of Time

The History of Everything – TED | Big History Project


Big History Project

Published on May 12, 2014

David Christian gives a TED talk covering the Universe’s 13.8 billion year history in 18 minutes.

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Big History: Examines Our Past, Explains Our Present, Imagines Our Future: DK, David Christian

Featuring a foreword by the father of Big History, David Christian, and produced in association with the Big History Institute, Big History provides a comprehensive understanding of the major events that have changed the nature and course of life on the planet we call home. This first fully integrated visual reference on Big History for general readers places humans in the context of our universe, from the Big Bang to virtual reality.

Why does the universe work the way it does? Why are stars so big? Why are humans so small? What does it mean to be human? Big History blends geology, biology, physics, anthropology, sociology, and so much more to tell one coherent story, taking us right back to our origins and exploring how a unique series of events led to and then impacted human existence: how everything came to be, where we fit in, and even where we are going. Graphics, artworks, timelines, and at-a-glance overviews make the causes and effects of pivotal events and major thresholds in Big History instantly accessible, and evidence features explain how we know what we know. An additional 64-page reference section provides a more conventional account of events in human history.

Placing humans in the context of our universe and revealing how and why we got to where we are today, Big History covers 13.8 billion years of history, from the formation of the universe and the dawn of time to the present day.

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Noam Chomsky – Trump’s Bombing of Afghanistan and Syria


Chomsky’s Philosophy

Published on Apr 14, 2017

Chomsky on Trump’s bombings, radical Islam, and the 2017 chemical attacks in Syria.

Full talk: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?o…

Legislation To Reduce Prescription Costs Under Attack By Big Pharma


The Ring of Fire

Published on Apr 15, 2017

Democrats in Washington, at least some of them, have been attempting to pass legislation that would help lower the cost of prescription drugs for American citizens, which is actually something that Donald Trump himself had promised us when he was running for president. But big pharma won’t let their profits dip without putting up a fight. Lee Fang from The Intercept joins Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins to talk about what the industry is doing to prevent any legislation that could reduce the cost of prescription drugs for American consumers.

Julian Assange – This is out of control ! Even routers ! This is insanity !


Julian Assange

Published on Mar 31, 2017

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What is Trump Hiding in His Taxes?


MoveOn

Published on Apr 14, 2017

Americans want to know what Trump is hiding in his tax returns. #WhatsAreYouHiding