From Myth To Science: Can We Make Sense Of The Origin Of All Things?

Credit: NASA, ESA and Hubble Heritage Team

Marcelo Gleiser: This is the “big question” — the one that has been with us in one way or another since the beginning of history. Every culture that we have a record of has asked the very same question: How did the world come to be? How did people and life come to be? Taken within this broader cultural context, it’s no surprise that modern-day scientists are as fascinated with the question of origins as were the shamans of our distant ancestors.

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