If anything qualifies as a throwback it’s both Ben Carson’s ideas on The Big Bang and the Big Bang itself–the latter literally, the former figuratively. He needs to check “Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity” out of his local library, or buy it and listen to it on his campaign bus. (http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/big-history-the-big-bang-life-on-earth-and-the-rise-of-humanity.html) The lecturer is great. “Big History” is a study of “the past in all possible scales, from conventional history, to the much larger scales of biology and geology, to the universal scales of cosmology.” * It’s won all sorts of awards and is a great listen if you choose the Great Courses as a way to learn. The man I live with does this and he’s about the same age as the GOP presidential candidate (now, he WOULD make a good president, hmmmm..) which tells me that it’s possible to keep learning and thinking complicated stuff, something I’m not sure BC is doing. This course is taught by Professor David Christian, author of “Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History” which won the 2005 World History Association Book Prize. The pix below shows what it looks like when a learner keeps learning: He gets the courses out of the Farmington Library and listens piecemeal on the way to work. Ben? Are you listening? I think not.
Another way to learn about this: https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive