Today on Far Future Horizons we present the third episode of the History Channel’s documentary series “Big History” that presents History on a grand epic scale.
This installment of “Big History explores humankind’s obsession with gold.
And, asks the question why humankind is gold crazy, and discovers there's a hard-wired reason we lust after it, and a microscopic explanation for why it shines.
We reveal how the science behind our favorite metal drives men across oceans and continents.
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.Big History ~ Gold Fever
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