Ranny Eckstrom is a retired civil engineer. Regarding her topic, you might ask, “What is Big History?” Well, it is a grand integration of human history, human pre-history and natural history, going all the way back to the Big Bang.
Ranny showed us a
timeline depicting the enormous time spans involved and the
comparatively miniscule amount of time that humans have been around to
record events as they happened. Finding out what happened prior to
written human records involves the study of archeology, fossil remains,
geology and astronomy, and making reasonable conjectures about what
happened in the past based on the evidence that we possess. New evidence
will cause us to refine our knowledge of what actually happened.
Report prepared by Wayne Luney
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