What do the universe, galaxy, Sun, Earth, and state formation have in common? In this episode John discusses Big History and how it can help better define state formation.
Fred Speir, Big History and the Future of Humanity, Wiley-Blackwell (2011).
David Christian and William H. McNeill, Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History, University of California Press (2011).
Daniel Lord Smail, On Deep History and the Brain, University of California Press (2008).
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)