Cosmos & Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context
Steven J. Dick, Mark L. Lupisella
Science & Math
Cosmos & Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context
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Product Description: During the last 50 years, coincident with the Space Age, cosmic evolution has been recognized as the master narrative of the universe, history writ large. Cosmic evolution includes physical, biological, and cultural evolution, and of these the latter is by far the most rapid.  In this volume, authors with diverse backgrounds in science, history, anthropology, and more, consider culture in the context of the cosmos. How does our knowledge of cosmic evolution affect terrestrial culture? Conversely, how does our knowledge of cultural evolution affect our thinking about possible cultures in the cosmos? Are life, mind, and culture of fundamental significance to the grand story of the cosmos that has generated its own self-understanding through science, rational reasoning, and mathematics? Might this lead to cultural evolution on a large enough scale to allow the universe to both create and steer itself toward its own destiny?

Part 1 The Cosmic Context
Chapter 1
Chapter 2 *
Part 2 Cultural Evolution
Chapter 3
Chapter 4 *
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Part 3 Cosmos and Culture
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14 *
Chapter 15
The NASA History Series
Chapter 1 References
Chapter 3 References
Chapter 6 References
Chapter 7 References
Chapter 8 References
Chapter 11 References
Chapter 12 References
Chapter 14 References
Introduction Endnotes
Chapter 2 Endnotes
Chapter 4 Endnotes
Chapter 5 Endnotes
Chapter 8 Endnotes
Chapter 9 Endnotes
Chapter 10 Endnotes
Chapter 12 Endnotes
Chapter 13 Endnotes
Chapter 15 Endnotes
Chapter 2 Footnote
Chapter 4 Footnote
Chapter 14 Footnote
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