There are many ways of characterizing the last four hundred years of modern science.
My personal favorite is this: scientists began with the assumption that they were learning
about the physical processes at work “out there” in stars, hurricanes, dinosaurs, and so forth.
Then one day, it began to dawn on us that we were actually studying the processes
that gave birth to ourselves.
– Brian Swimme
A cosmology is a people’s story about itself – its beliefs about its origins and ways of being in the world. The term “New Cosmology” originated with the work of Passionist priest Thomas Berry and the physicist Brian Swimme. They teamed up in the 1980’s to begin to tell the story of the evolution of our Universe emerging from contemporary science as the “new” cosmology appropriate for our time.
I wish every child born now could be reverenced in the awareness that it took our Universe 13.7 billion years to get to you – and aren’t you one-of-a-kind amazing!
Click Here for the first post on New Cosmology in My Journey
Video: Brian Swimme on The New Story
More resources from Center for the Story of the Universe
Article: “New Cosmology: A Great Story—Our Common Story,” YES! Magazine.
Berry, Thomas. Thomas Berry and the New Cosmology
Liebes, Sydney, Elisabet Sahtouris, and Brian Swimme. A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us, The Evolution of Life on Earth.
Swimme, Brian. The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and The New Story.