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In contrast to narrow worldviews--ones tightly confined to the center of a space vs. time plot and closed to much -- my worldview extends in space and time and can be broadly inclusive. It has room for statements like “Your body contains atoms once inside ancient stars.” I appreciate cosmic distances, geologic time, evolution, natural cycles and the connectedness of things. I know that, increasingly, global interdependencies link me to people and events in remote places that affect living things and the environment. I realize that the past can provide insights into dealing with today’s problems, and that the future consequences of what we do must be considered before we act. Sometimes, in focusing on higher level (or long term) relationships or goals, I miss lower level details.

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

often operates at higher level in hierarchy of understanding

values learning from past to prepare for future 

values interconnectedness in mental conceptual system mapping 

appreciates the universe's extent in time and space 

summary Wikipedia article: none

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 3131

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 3

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Geologic Time (from online encyclopedia)
Timeline of Evolution (from online encyclopedia) 
Cosmological Time Line (from online encyclopedia)
The Myth of the Flat Earth (from online encyclopedia)
Human Evolution (from online encyclopedia)
Lumpers and Splitters (from online encyclopedia)
Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (from online encyclopedia)
Creative Destruction (from online encyclopedia--the narrow economics concept can be broadened considerably!)
Worldview Watch issue #59: How Belief in Evolution can Aid Monotheists and Win Sympathy for Climate Deniers (posted Jan. 17 2019) 
Live Streaming Views of Earth from camera on The International Space Station courtesy of NASA (service started May 2014)
Broadening Worldviews With Astronomy Education (from Project Worldview)
Central Nervous System for the Earth Project -- Hewlett-Packard (2009 press release about this project)
Evolution of Life: A Cosmic Perspective, by N.C. Wickramasinghe and Fred Hoyle (May, 2001 article)
Understanding Evolution ("your one-stop source for information on evolution" on Univ. of California, Berkeley website)
"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)
A look into the fourth dimension by Oliver Morsch  (experimental evidence for 4th spatial dimension, Jan 2018 report)
“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)

"The Holographic Principle" by Donald Hoffman (Essay 2017 contribution to 

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)
Cosmological Natural Selection (from EvoDevo Universe website)
Our Place in Space (Harvard-Smithsonian / NASA tour) 
Kepler--The Search for Habitable Planets (the NASA/Ames Research center website for this project) 
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)
Universe or Multiverse? ed. Bernard Carr   (more on this 2008 book from Cambridge University Press)
Astronomy Picture of the Day (NASA maintained website for discovering the cosmos)
Astrophysics, Cosmology, Astronomy, Space Sciences Popular Programs (links to UCTV programs)
"Cosmic Flock," by Dan Cray (report on NASA spacecraft exploring solar system in Time March 31 2008)
"Discovering Planets Short Got Easier," by Michael Lemonick (article in Time November 26, 2008)
Powers of Ten, a short film by Charles and Ray Eames
No Small Matter: Science on the Nanoscale, by F. Frankel and G. Whitesides (more about this 2009 book)
Forelaws on Board ("Universal forelaws of empathy and compassion-empirical attributes of cosmic genealogy")
Reflections on a Mote of Dust, by Carl Sagan (short commentary on the famous "Pale Blue Dot" image)
In Search of Time: The Science of a Curious Dimension, by Dan Falk (read excerpts of 2008 book at Google Books)
The Future of Homo Sapiens, by Peter Ward (2009 article by Univ. of Washington paleontologist)
Cosmic Concerns (explores different ideas and theories of cosmology)
Evolution and Extinction (numerous links from website for paleobotantists involved in education) 
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.) 
The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently--And Why, by Richard Nisbett
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Global Vision Planning Manual    (subtitle: cognitive process in self-organizing systems)
Miniature Earth--short film based on The State of the Village, by Donella Meadows
Global Perspective (devoted to raising awareness, building commitment and promoting action on global issues)
Worldwatch Institute
The American Forum for Global Education
Global Exchange, an international human rights organization
Global Change and Environmental Education Resources
World Resources Institute
The Humanity Initiative ("encouraging people to understand this planet as our common home")
The Earthrise Institute (organization devoted to helping people share the discovery of their common humanity) 
The Journal of the Mindshift Institute
The Globalist  -- the daily online magazine about the global economy, politics, and culture
Leadership Styles (note contrast between relations or people oriented vs. task oriented leadership styles)
quotes about globalism
quotes related to seeing a situation from different perspectives

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