Today on Far Future Horizons we present the sixth episode of the History Channel’s documentary series “Big History” that presents History on a grand epic scale.
In this installment of Big History we explore how life on Earth and humankind defied gravity and took to the air and eventually ventured into space.
Flight takes more than wings. We need the right kind of air, the perfect materials cooked up over billions of years, and cosmic forces that are just right for us to leave the ground without tumbling off into space.
Big History integrates studies of the cosmos, Earth, life and humanity using empirical evidence to explore cause-and-effect relations, and is taught at universities and secondary schools often using web-based interactive presentations.”
This multidisciplinary academic movement was spearheaded by historian David Christian of Australia's Macquarie University, who coined the term Big History.
While some academic historians are skeptical about its value or originality, this twenty year old discipline appears to be poised for further growth.
An effort to make the discipline available worldwide is being funded by philanthropist Bill Gates. David Christian has named this effort the Big History Project.
This episode of Big History is available through Amazon Instant Video.
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