A story of universal experience from the Big Bang to the present and into the future


based on the prospective book History of the Triple Existence: Matter, Life, and Thought

by William McGaughey


From our perspective, the story of creation involves three types of being - matter, life, and thought - that have emerged in the 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang. Their creations coexist in the geosphere, biosphere, and noosphere respectively. Until recently, a cosmology linking these separate developments has been lacking. This website is intended to supplement William McGaughey's forthcoming book, History of the Triple Existence: Matter, Life, and Thought and point to other sources of information concerning the rapidly growing field of Big History.


outline of the book (outline.html) in 12 languages

(Table of Contents, List of Tables, List of Illustrations)


about the book History of the Triple Existence (aboutthebook.html) in 12 languages

William McGaughey, cosmohistorical designer Organizing historical facts into a coherent and meaningful whole (cosmohistorian.html) in 12 languages

Big History is an idea whose time has come Because techniques of scientific observation have improved (timehascome.html) in 12 languages

Of what use is this Cosmology? An invitation to ponder questions of human survival and further progress (what use.html) in 12 languages

An Alternative View of Thresholds and Historical Turning Points - a paper presented at the second conference of the International Big History Association (IBHApaper.html) in 12 languages

Storytelling and Science in Big History A creation story based on theories accepted by contemporary science (sciencestory.html) in 12 languages

Reflections upon the Triple Existence The three in one in human experience (reflections.html) in 12 languages

What can be learned from Big History? The story of how matter, life, and thought developed (BHlearning.html) in 12 languages

How the “Triple Existence” exists Each type of being exists physically (howitexists.html) in 12 languages

Thought as a component of the physical universe Projected through humanity’s collective knowledge and social organization (thoughtsexistence.html) in 12 languages

Some models of world history and big history the story design of books published in both areas (models.html) in 12 languages

A Call to Action With existing models before you, create your own version of history (historyplatform.html) in 12 languages

Things of the Triple Existence A new way to see the world (things.html) in 12 languages

The New Trinity of the Triple Existence How it's possible to see the world as a conjunction of three different types of being (trinity.html) in 12 languages

Self-Awareness of the Triple Existence Your awareness of yourself comes alive with certain questions (self-awareness.html) in 12 languages

About Thought Turning it into a type of being from a process (abouthought.html) in 12 languages

Big History A new way of looking at the world (mcgaughey/BHstatement.html) in 1 language (English)


link to companion website,

link to website of International Big History Association

link to, an online course in Big History

link to ChronoZoom, an educational tool for students of Big History

See also DeepTime


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from nothing came all that exists in the universe


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