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?

Do You Know Where You Are in the Milky Way?

Adapted for publication and use by the Big History Project from the essay “Galactic Position System,” by Sarah Scoles, published on aeon.co.  Extended learning opportunity: Curious to dig even deeper into this big topic? Resident astrophysicist Cameron Gibelyou, educator at the University of Michigan and BHP’s support for all “star stuff” held an exchange October 8–12. You … Continue reading Do You Know Where You Are in the Milky Way?