What Is Big History? – A lecture by Rick Rogers at Kirkstall Abbey House on September 16th, 2016

“The value of big history are the social, political and psychological advantages of appreciating the macro above fixating on the micro. Thus events in our own lives are placed in context, the understanding of which makes them easier to accept. Much of the distress in our world comes from people perseverating about singular particulars rather than having a broad view of their lives. Big history also relies on seeing patterns of human development and takes the very basics of human existence as it’s raw material rather than ascribing differences to groups or individuals. That commonality sits very well within a multi-cultural open society. On top of this, big history is interesting and, I think, rather fun.”

– Rick Rogers 2016

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