Evolution, as used herein, applies to the historic evolving of star systems, the Earth, it’s geology, all life on the earth and Homo sapiens, and human society as pictured above. The whole ball of wax which got us to where we are today. Epic means a narration extraordinary, momentous, and grand in scale.
The Epic of Evolution is the comprehensive story of the universe, Earth, and humanity replacing other creation tales. It is known by various names, including Big History, The Great Story, The Universe Story, and Cosmic Evolution. A central idea of this Epic is that cosmic, biological and cultural evolution has progressed towards greater material complexity and human emergence and enlightenment. It is more than just hard scientific facts. It is science translated into a meaningful narrative bridging science, religion, and philosophy. For some, it is the basis of a naturalistic spirituality.
The Epic of Evolution is the subject of controversy. The vast majority of scientists accept the abundant facts of evolution. To them, it is a true explanation of Reality. Some religions, in particular Fundamentalists, strongly oppose it as they oppose Darwinism and the modern science supporting it. But not all of the Epic's advocates are distinguished scientists. Some are traditional religious people who consider it a narrative having mythic attributes with religious overtones. They consider it a multifaceted concept existing in Christian theology for hundreds of years. It is at the heart of Religious Naturalism beliefs.
Some of the facts substantiating the theory of evolution are the universal genetic code, genetic and geological dating, fossil evidence, common traits in embryos, DNA commonalities, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and hundreds of years of hybridization of food crops and animals. We have human fossils, from full skeletons to teeth, of more than 6,000 individuals.
The Epic of Evolution is a very believable story because it is a factual, true one.
Loyal Rue , Luther College has a compact, yet detailed, 1363 word explanation of this Epic worth checking out. More on above - Next Page