“I think the discovery of the Hobbit helped create an atmosphere in which it’s okay to expect the unexpected, and that we shouldn’t get fooled into thinking that we have all the answers, ever.” – Prof. Richard Roberts taken from the BBC article: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29665829
This can get somewhat overwhelming at times, but there are some interesting ideas worth thinking about: http://www.ted.com/talks/david_christian_big_history?language=en History of the universe starts at 4min.
We have been talking about myth and theory in social studies. One of the statements we have been thinking about has been the idea that the theory of evolution could be considered a modern day creation myth. This statement was attributed to Prof. David Christian and so I reached out to him to see if he could offer further insight into that idea. He was kind enough to respond. Here…