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  • After all, you could have looked at Earth with a radio telescope for most of its 4-1/2 billion-year history, and failed to find any signals.

    Seth Shostak: A Planet Someone Might Call Home

  • Indeed, in 1966, Carl Sagan and Boris Shklovskii suggested that technological civilizations will tend to either destroy themselves within a century of developing interstellar communicative capability or master their self-destructive tendencies and survive for billion-year timescales.

    Jason Silva: The Imaginary Foundation Says "Great Art Expands the Way We See"

  • I believe that it is in the waking up to the fact of your vast endowment from evolution of all the gifts in the 14 billion-year journey even if you are not quite sure what that purpose is.

    Dr. Jean Houston: Abbondanza!

  • After all, you could have looked at Earth with a radio telescope for most of its 4-1/2 billion-year history, and failed to find any signals.

    Seth Shostak: A Planet Someone Might Call Home

  • Big History is the narrative account of the 13.7 billion-year history of our universe, the 4.5 billion-year evolution of our planet, the 7 million-year rise of our species, and the 10,000-year accelerating drama of human civilization.

    William Grassie: Big History: Engaging the New Narrative of Science

  • We each carry the impulse of the evolutionary agenda; our minds are star gates, our bodies are celled of mysteries containing the memories of the past and the unfolding of the future; our spirits remain conscious that we are in the forefront of a 14 billion-year experiment that has resulted in your life.

    Dr. Jean Houston: Abbondanza!

  • We each carry the impulse of the evolutionary agenda; our minds are star gates, our bodies are celled of mysteries containing the memories of the past and the unfolding of the future; our spirits remain conscious that we are in the forefront of a 14 billion-year experiment that has resulted in your life.

    Dr. Jean Houston: Abbondanza!

  • We have learned a lot about how the universe came to be what it is now, but we know very little about why the 13.8-billion-year process played out in the entirely improbable way that it did.

    First Contact

  • I believe that it is in the waking up to the fact of your vast endowment from evolution of all the gifts in the 14 billion-year journey even if you are not quite sure what that purpose is.

    Dr. Jean Houston: Abbondanza!

  • Big History is the narrative account of the 13.7 billion-year history of our universe, the 4.5 billion-year evolution of our planet, the 7 million-year rise of our species, and the 10,000-year accelerating drama of human civilization.

    William Grassie: Big History: Engaging the New Narrative of Science

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