Big History Trends and Patterns


Author: Chaisson, Eric J.
Almanac: History & Mathematics:Big History Aspects

Abstract

Evolution – ascent with change of Nature's many varied systems – has become a powerful unifying concept throughout the sciences. In its broadest sense, cosmic evolution, which includes the subject of Big History, comprises a holistic explanatory narrative of countless changes within and among organized systems extending from the Big Bang to humankind. This interdisciplinary scenario has the potential to unite physical, biological, and social sciences, thereby creating for people of all cultures at the start of the new millennium a consistent, objective, and comprehensive worldview of material reality.

Keywords: cosmic evolution, Big History, Universe.