Big History

Another cracker from TED:

Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is “Big History”: an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.

David teaches an ambitious world history course that tells the tale of the entire universe — from the Big Bang 13 billion years ago to present day. He and Bill Gates are on a mission to generate some wonder in high school students at the website Big History.

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