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 - which 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 (Thistlerose Publications, 2015), and point to other sources of information concerning the rapidly growing field of Big History.



about the book History of the Triple Existence

William McGaughey, cosmohistorical designer Organizing historical facts into a coherent and meaningful whole

Big History is an idea whose time has come Because techniques of scientific observation have improved

Of what use is this Cosmology? An invitation to ponder questions of human survival and further progress

An Alternative View of Thresholds and Historical Turning Points - a paper presented at the second conference of the International Big History Association

Storytelling and Science in Big History A creation story based on theories accepted by contemporary science

Reflections upon the Triple Existence The three in one in human experience

What can be learned from Big History? The story of how matter, life, and thought developed


For further information about the Big History book (History of the Triple Existence) see newbook.html.


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


to: photos of author in Russia

from nothing came all that exists in the universe


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