Finding great things about today in our past

The following 30 short essays examine historical trends in a wide variety of different subjects. The results: almost always positive. If you’d like to count your blessings, try browsing the Historical Perspectives in one of two ways:

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The Winds of Change

To begin the new year we are taking a look back at the incredible journey which humanity has made -- the end result of which is the modern age, in which we may have a reasonable hope for almost any type of positive change.

In order to understand the miraculous pace of current change, it is necessary to look at the history of evolution. The earth itself probably came into being about 4,600 million years ago (that's 4,600 multiplied by one million). Around 570 million years ago the first multicelled organisms came into existence. ...Keep reading this Historical Perspective »