Saturday, November 15, 2014

1640. The Big History Project: An Free Web-Based Course

By Kamran Nayeri, November 15, 2015

As the editor of Our Place in the World, I like to urge you to consider The Big History Project for a young student you know or even yourself.  Big History places humanity in our context by tracing evolution from the Big Bang to the formation of the solar system and planet Earth, from the emergence and evolution of life on Earth to the rise of modern humans some 200,000 years ago, and finally from our hunter-gatherer ancestors to the rise of class-based civilization up to the modern times.  Thus, Big History is the proper context for any discussion of our relationship with nature as the key question for formulation of any theory of ecological socialism that aims to be based on all available knowledge. 

Please take a look at the introductory page for The Big History Project.  You can sign-in to take the course or invite others to do the same.  There are "classes" in session almost continually. 

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