The online project, Curious, An Introduction to Big Ideas in Nature, Science and Art is an effort to introduce leading-edge ideas in science to a general audience. It is particularly aimed at those who want real answers to serious questions that they have inquired about since childhood, and are often not addressed at home or at school. Much of the reason that these answers aren’t available in primary and secondary classrooms is that some of the most intriguing and even astounding information has only been available within the last 25 years.
Subjects which traditionally have been thought of as largely abstract and unsuited for analysis such as music, love, life, sex, and death suddenly have new and profound meaning in light of late 20th and 21st century discoveries in evolutionary biology, brain science, and genetics. In short, we are undergoing a major revolution in the sciences, and it is having a large impact on our understanding of who we are and how we see ourselves and the world.
The contents of Curious were first posted in serial form, which ran from early September through the end of November, 2011. The project is now complete and can be viewed online indefinitely. I plan to update various Chapters as new information becomes available. You can view any Chapter by clicking on its name on the right hand side of the page, or by clicking on its Chapter Number in the Header Menu.