Let’s begin with this question: “How did the world end up this way?!” Does it have something to do with the internet? The world wars? Religion? Ice ages, freakish brains, mass extinctions, explosions in outer space? Yes to all! The present is continuous with the past on multiple time scales, from the big bang to big data. But just as there are different scales of space that require microscopes or telescopes, it is difficult to see all time scales at once. Most history books focus on a narrow slice of one scale. Maybe you’d like to see the whole picture.
TEoH is the first history book to explicitly follow a logarithmic approach, meaning that each chapter represents a power of ten years. The most important events of all time then flow continuously, recalibrating our sense of historic priorities without skipping millions or billions of years. Current scientific research has been meticulously vetted and summarized in this plain English history of everything. The sequence of events is narrated conversationally but philosophically. Along with the logarithmic format, insights such as the secret trillionaire fallacy and the 3D racial spectrum offer new perspective on the evolution of human beings, institutions, and belief systems.
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Test readers, now click here to see Alternative Titles and Subtitles. When you’re done there, return to this page and read “About this website format” below.
About this website format
Hi, my name is Scot, and I researched and wrote this book. I will likely post it to Amazon in 2021. This online manuscript is free for an indefinite time while there is no published form. I hope it will be useful for test readers, agents, and editors. You can download each chapter on PDF or read it here.
Citing sources is one of my main concerns. However, I don’t like reading a book when citations keep getting in the way. My solution is to make them discreetly. When you see a faint superscript number, 3 clicking it will take you to an “endnote” at the bottom of the page, with a reference to my source. When you see a big bold number, 1 hover over it to make a “footnote” appear, an interesting side comment. Hovering over a lightly highlighted word will open up a glossary entry. To search for any word throughout the site, return to this “Welcome” page and enter it in the search bar at lower left.
If you enjoy what you see here, I would be grateful if you contacted me and referred your friends. You may leave comments on any page / post. Note the like / share buttons at the bottom of each page. There are also social network buttons at the bottom of this page to follow or stay in touch with me. Please consider joining the AWESOME thought Facebook group.
Enough about me! Scroll back up to the menu bar to get started. I’d recommend reading the Front Matter page first. This website is mobile-friendly, but for the best presentation of all the images, I would recommend viewing it on a tablet or full-sized monitor.
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Background image: Stockli, Simmons, et al, public domain, attributions here.
- Cover concept by Scot Fagerland, execution by Andy Meaden, http://www.meadencreative.com/ . Hourglass image: Pixabay License, free for commercial use, no attribution required, https://pixabay.com/illustrations/hourglass-medieval-4578285/ (accessed and archived 3/08/20). ↩
- The blurb is the 200 or so words above the line. The main purposes of the blurb are to (1) Establish the genre and very broadly explain the concept of the book, and (2) to catch the readers’ attention in about one minute and make them curious, excited, or interested in reading more. Please help me evaluate the present blurb’s effectiveness at these goals. Which words or phrases do you find most alluring? ↩
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