Readings on: Relating to the universe

Huxley, Julian “Man’s Place and Role in Nature” in New Bottles for New Wine [abridged— 2500 words] [abstract– 280 words] — humans with their culture are the new agents of evolution

Simpson, George Gaylord “The World into Which Darwin Led Us” This View of Life [abridged– 2500 words] [abstract– 430 words] — the theory of evolution gives us the opportunity to develop a new world-view

Overbye, Dennis “The current state of cosmology – a summary” New York Times, July 23, 2002 [abridged – 2800 words] [abstract – 370 words] — the expansion of the universe is speeding up under the influence of "dark energy"