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Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And still . . . we thirst for answers to questions that have haunted humanity from the very beginning.

What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe? What roles do we play in Earth's history? How do we connect with the intricate web of life?

This podcast series is part of a larger project called Journey of the Universe that invites us to reflect on these questions. It consists of a film, a book, a series of conversations, and online classes.

The creators of the Journey project imagine that by knowing more about the universe and Earth we will also know more about ourselves. This may give us grounds for navigating our own journey in challenging times. How did we come to be part of this universe story? How do we belong and how can we participate in its future flourishing? This series is a gateway into exploring these questions.

Connect deeply with these materials and more via the Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times Specialization, a series of Massive Online Open Courses hosted by Coursera and created by Yale. Available here: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/journey-of-the-universe

Want to receive up to date announcements on new podcasts and Journey community offerings? Subscribe to our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/dt0yTT

Journey of the Universe Journey of the Universe

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And still . . . we thirst for answers to questions that have haunted humanity from the very beginning.

What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe? What roles do we play in Earth's history? How do we connect with the intricate web of life?

This podcast series is part of a larger project called Journey of the Universe that invites us to reflect on these questions. It consists of a film, a book, a series of conversations, and online classes.

The creators of the Journey project imagine that by knowing more about the universe and Earth we will also know more about ourselves. This may give us grounds for navigating our own journey in challenging times. How did we come to be part of this universe story? How do we belong and how can we participate in its future flourishing? This series is a gateway into exploring these questions.

Connect deeply with these materials and more via the Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times Specialization, a series of Massive Online Open Courses hosted by Coursera and created by Yale. Available here: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/journey-of-the-universe

Want to receive up to date announcements on new podcasts and Journey community offerings? Subscribe to our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/dt0yTT

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings
6 Ratings
Petrilli5 ,

Perspective

I love stepping back and seeing the wonder of the universe and my participation in it. So inspiring and joyful!

Pencap23 ,

This is the new story

Brilliant explorations of new cosmology and the new story, as a podcast. Great project!

Dman88o88 ,

For the love and wonder of creative evolution

So happy that this kind of message exists -- a story that is willing to blending the empirical findings of science with the wonder and awe of existence in this universe. As a long-time philosophy and science student, I was delighted to find the Journey film and book. Really speaks to sacred, enchanted dimension of existence that has been lost in recent centuries. They helped me give words to the wonder and brillance I was experiencing in the natural world, but could not speak to in traditional philosophical and scientific culture. So grateful to have found this kind of approach to knowledge...and this kind community in general!

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