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I am open-minded and curious.  Since my mind ranges freely over the intellectual terrain, my worldview extends in space and time. I respect evolutionary change, natural cycles and the web of all existence of which I’m part. I appreciate cosmic distances, geologic time and statements like “Our bodies contain atoms once inside ancient stars.”  I know the past provides insights into dealing with today’s problems; that future consequences of what we do must be considered. I realize the world is complex and sometimes understanding it requires simultaneously holding conflicting beliefs.

More Information About This Worldview Theme

a diamond WV Theme...

...individual <---> knowledge

the theme is paired with:  #101A Mind Open, Vision Global to make Choice #2    in the Choices We Make cards 

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click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Broadening Worldviews With Astronomy Education
Worldview Watch issue #59: "How Belief in Evolution can Aid Monotheists and Win Sympathy for Climate Deniers" (posted Jan. 17 2019) 

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

history   Open Mindedness evolution
Philosophy of History openness to experience natural selection
Human Evolution  biogeochemical cycles Geologic Time
Cosmological Time  large distance measures   Timeline of Evolution  
  The Universe The Myth of the Flat Earth

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#2A   The True Believer #8B   Belief in a Personal God  #9A   Religious Fundamentalism #9B  In God's Hands: Apocalypticism
 #2B I Know What's Best For You   #11A  Fatalism   #14A  Salvation & Moralistic God  #15   The Group Think Imperative 
#34 Valuing Traditions and Status Quo #36A Cynicism #104A  Human-Centered #4 Spreading Disinformation /Tactical Deception

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #101A:  Mind Open, Vision Global

Ancient Origins website “reconstructing the story of humanity’s past”
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Seeker -- Science & Exploration / Always Curious
Have An Open Mind  by Z. Hereford (from Essential Life Skills)
7 Benefits of Being Open-Minded   (essay from Positively Present)
Cosmic Perspective--how embracing cosmic realities can enlighten our view of human life by Neil deGrasse Tyson (essay from Natural History website)
An 'ancestral bottleneck' took out nearly 99 percent of the human population 800,000 years ago by Laura Baisas (Popular Science August 31 2023)
Pathogenesis by Jonathan Kennedy (review of 2023 book about the role of bacteria and viruses in world history from The Economist April 15 2023)
54,000-Year-Old Stone Points Are Oldest Signs of Bow and Arrow Use in Europe by Issac Shultz (posted on Gizmodo Feb 22 2023)
Three factors explain why it’s so hard to change our minds — but it’s not hopeless by Keith M. Bellizzi  (from The Conversation Aug 11 2022)
“Want to Be More Open-Minded?” (article from Harvard Business Review Jan 22 2019)
Live Streaming Views of Earth from camera on The International Space Station courtesy of NASA (service started May 2014)
Understanding Evolution ("your one-stop source for information on evolution" on Univ. of California, Berkeley website)
Is Our Universe a Hologram? Physicists Debate Famous Idea on Its 25th Anniversary by Anil Ananthaswamy (from Scientific American Nov 30 2022)
7 million year old evidence of bipedalism by Ewen Callaway (from Nature, August 24 2022)
Archaeologist says she's found artifacts from famed 1540 expedition (report from CBS News Feb 14 2022)
“Who Were the Denisovans ?” by Richard Pallardy (report on human evolutionary paths from Discover  Jan 17 2022)
Did America’s people first come to this continent by land or by sea? by Ross Andersen  (from The Atlantic October 2021)
"Science quietly wins one of the right’s longstanding culture wars" by Matthew Rozsa  (from Salon August 24 2021)
Briefing: Astrobiology (the search for alien life / report from The Economist Feb 13 2021)
Hybrids and Evolution (report from The Economist Oct 3 2020)
Supercomputer model simulations reveal cause of Neanderthal extinction (Institute for Basic  Science report  May 20 2020)
Researchers wonder if ancient supernovae prompted human ancestors to walk upright (report from University of Kansas May 28 2019)
"How the Universe Creates Gold" by Duncan Brown and Edo Berger (article on website)
Climate Change Likely Iced Neanderthals Out Of Existence" by Jason Daley (from The Smithsonian August 29 2018 post)
“Modern humans left Africa much earlier” by Pallab Ghosh (from Science correspondent, BBC News   Jan 25 2018)  
“Humans Lived in Americas 130,000 years Ago Study Claims" by Carl Zimmer (article in The New York Times April 26 2017)
Hunting for Aliens –Earth-sized Exoplanets (report from The Economist August 27 2016)
"Of What is the Universe Really Made?" (science brief about the search for dark matter from The Economist August 22, 2015)
"Planck Telescope Puts New Date Stamp on First Stars"  by Jonathan Amos  (report from BBC News Feb 5 2015)
Fossil reveals transitional link from fins to feet" by Meeri Kim (article of evolutionary import, from January 13 2014 edition of The Washington Post)
"Human Evolution: Unity or Diversity" (news report from The Economist October 19 2013)
"Mass Extinctions: Small But Deadly" (news report of research in The Economist July 27 2013)
"Ancient Europeans Underwent Mysterious Genetic Transformation 4500 Years Ago, Study Suggests" (April 2013 report on The Huffington Post)
"When Did Humans Come to the Americas?" by Guy Gugliotta (article in The Smithsonian Feb 2013)
A History of the World in 100 Objects (BBC website uses objects from the British Museum to tell human story; companion 2012 book by Neil MacGregor)
The Big Question: What Day Most Changed the Course of History? (ten different answers to this, from The Atlantic March 2013)
The Evolution of Co-operation by Martin Novak (2011 talk by Harvard professor on website)
The Great Story (educational site re:14 billion year evolutionary heritage of humanity told as sacred story)
An Atlas of the Universe (award winning website) 
Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context ed. Steven Dick  (read whole 2009 book online)
The Foundational Questions Institute ("exploring the foundations and boundaries of physics and cosmology")
Universal Darwinism (website about "design found in the universe as the creation of Darwinian processes")
Evolution and Development of the Universe (papers from October, 2008 conference in Paris)
Our Place in Space (Harvard-Smithsonian / NASA tour) 
The Man Who Found Time by Jack Repcheck (review of this 2007 book about James Hutton)
The Scale of the Universe (to help make sense of cosmic distances and evolutionary history over time)
Astronomy Picture of the Day (NASA maintained website for discovering the cosmos)
No Small Matter: Science on the Nanoscale, by F. Frankel and G. Whitesides (more about this 2009 book)
Powers of Ten, a short film by Charles and Ray Eames
The Future of Homo Sapiens, by Peter Ward (2009 article by Univ. of Washington paleontologist)
Teaching the Flat Earth Theory, by Ellen Wedum (about helping students overcome "The Illusion of
Central Position:" the perception that the world centers on ME.) 
Cosmic Concerns (explores different ideas and theories of cosmology)
Evolution and Extinction (numerous links from website for paleobotantists involved in education) 
In Search of Time: The Science of a Curious Dimension, by Dan Falk (read excerpts of 2008 book at Google Books)
"Discovering Planets Just Got Easier," by Michael Lemonick (article in Time November 26, 2008)
Kepler--The Search for Habitable Planets (the NASA/Ames Research center website for this project) 
"Cosmic Flock," by Dan Cray (report on NASA spacecraft exploring solar system in Time March 31 2008)
quotes related to seeing a situation from different perspectives

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