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Crash Course Big History: Why Cosmic Evolution Matters (10:59)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:40 What are the advantages of knowing and understanding history?
  2. 02:35 What is the basic idea behind the theory of cosmic inflation?
  3. 03:45 What was the eventual outcome of an “unequal distribution of energy” in the Universe?
  4. 05:53 In what way can the multiverse theory be compared to the theory of natural selection in animal species?
  5. 08:45 What are three possible ways that the Universe may eventually end? Briefly describe each.
  6. 10:05 What is meant by cosmic simulation, and what might make someone believe in it?