How can an understanding of history help us predict the future?

by Cameron Gibelyou, BHP Science Advisor Michigan, USA Note from the BHP Team: In the face of so many dire predictions of the future and so much uncertainty, where can we find reassurance? In our past, argues BHP Science Advisor, Cameron Gibelyou, in this month’s Big Q article. Cameron contends our future isn’t one certain, … Continue reading How can an understanding of history help us predict the future?

In the news: First-ever direct image of a black hole

Cameron Gibelyou, BHP Science Advisor Michigan, USA A note from BHP: To capture the excitement of the black hole image and your questions about it, Cameron will be holding a special Yammer Exchange, Monday, April 15th. Join in on the fun, and get all your “supermassive” questions answered about black holes! What’s the news? If … Continue reading In the news: First-ever direct image of a black hole

Is it human to automate?

Adapted for publication and use by Big History Project from the essay “To Automate Is Human” by Antone Martinho-Truswell, published on Aeon.co. Note from the BHP Team: What makes humans distinct from other species? In Big History, it’s argued that collective learning – the ability to pass knowledge from one generation to the next, and … Continue reading Is it human to automate?