NEWS ARTICLES

Monday
Aug012011

Interview with Mary Evelyn Tucker on Wildoak Living

August 1, 2011
9am PST on www.kzyx.org
Radio Stations: 88.1, 90.7, 91.5 FM
Mendocino County, Northern Sonoma, Western Lake, & Southern Humboldt in CA
Listen to the archived interview here:
http://wildoak.org/Wildoak/Connection/Entries/2011/8/1_Mary_Evelyn_Tucker_-_Journey_of_the_Universe.html

Wednesday
Jul202011

Film tackles biggest questions about life

By Amanda H. Miller
Jackson Hole, WY newspaper
newsandguide.pressmart.com  
July 20, 2011
http://newsandguide.pressmart.com/JHNG/JHNG/2011/07/20/ArticleHtmls/20_07_2011_210_017.shtml?Mode=1

There are at least 100 billion galaxies in the universe. There could be a trillion or more, all teeming with complexity.

While rapidly discovering the intricacies light-years away, we are also exploring the layers of life here on Earth.

A new film, "Journey of the Universe," dives into the sea of questions about how our universe came to be, how science has evolved and how human interaction with our environment has come to define life on Earth.

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Sunday
Jul172011

Orion Magazine Review of Journey of the Universe book

Reviewed by Mitchell Thomashow
Orion Magazine
July/August 2011
http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/review/6356

HERE’S AN EQUATION for knowing where you are: Cosmology + Bioregionalism = Sense of Place.

The deepest mysteries of the place where you live are linked to the origins of life on Earth and, then, the origins of the universe. Mary Evelyn Tucker and Brian Swimme propose that cosmology is necessarily the basis of our planetary condition. Such awareness is a daunting perceptual challenge, rarely taught in school and unlikely to be the subject of your daily conversations. Yet, ultimately, one cannot grasp the profound dilemmas of species extinction and climate change without a cosmological orientation.

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Wednesday
Jul132011

A Great Story (Think About This)

Review of Journey of the Universe book
Reviewed by Carter Phipps
EnlightenNext magazine
July 13, 2011
http://magazine.enlightennext.org/2011/07/13/a-great-story-think-about-this/

If Homer was alive in the twenty-first century, he would not be telling stories about ships and seas, sirens and sailors. Surely, the great bard would represent our moment in history with a myth that captures the essence of our contemporary zeitgeist. What would such a myth look like? In their new book, Journey of the Universe, Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker invite us into the scientific story of the Universe, imbuing it with all the passion and purpose of a great religious myth. Their “invitation into grandeur” carries us into the heart of a story that Homer would have loved to tell—the story of how life began, evolved, and turned into you and me.

 

Friday
Jul012011

The Incredible Journey 

By Lindsey Blomberg
E - The Environmental Magazine
July 1, 2011
http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/the-incredible-journey

A New Documentary Explores Not Only the Origins of the Universe — But Our Place In It, Too

We are “sailing through the great ocean of the universe,” says Brian Thomas Swimme, as he stands framed by the scenic island of Samos, Greece, in the documentary Journey of the Universe. The bright morning and vacant beach give Swimme—the film’s host and co-writer—the sense that he is “the first person on the first day of creation.”

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Saturday
Jun252011

Journey of the Universe by Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker

By Phillip Manning
Science Book News
June 24, 2011
http://www.scibooks.org/pgs/whatsnew.htm

Journey of the Universe by Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker. Yale, $25, 192 pages. Publication date June 28.

Swimme is professor at the California Institute for Integral Studies; Tucker is a senior lecturer at Yale and the author of Worldly Wonder. “Through the astonishing combined achievements of natural scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be.”

Wednesday
Jun222011

PBS film "Journey of the Universe" has deep roots in Oakland

By Pat McHenry Sullivan
Oakland Local
June 11, 2011
http://oaklandlocal.com/posts/2011/06/pbs-film-journey-universe-has-deep-roots-oakland

“What is the creativity that brought forth a hundred billion, maybe a trillion galaxies?" asks mathematical cosmologist Brian Swimme, Ph.D. in the trailer to his stunning new film, "Journey of the Universe." Throughout the film he'll be asking, how can that creativity inspire your own creativity and engagement in an ever-changing world?

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Thursday
Jun022011

A Christian journey into our universe

By Luc Rinaldi
The B.C. Catholic Register
http://bcc.rcav.org/canadian/812-luc-rinaldi

Documentary asks people to avoid "pre-Copernican" mindset

TORONTO (CCN)--Science and religion were never at war for the creators of Journey of the Universe, a film that will hit its first Canadian audience June 15.

The documentary film, co-written by religious historian Mary Evelyn Tucker and evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme, is rooted in the work and ideas of cosmologist and passionist Father Thomas Berry. It tells the story of the universe over 14 billion years, Tucker explains, integrating “the best discoveries of modern science with human history, art, philosophy and religion.”

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Friday
May062011

'The Journey of the Universe,' by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker

By Rich Heffern
National Catholic Reporter
May 5, 2011
http://ncronline.org/blogs/eco-catholic/journey-universe-brian-swimme-and-mary-evelyn-tucker

This film project and companion book are a collaboration of evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimme and historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker. They weave a tapestry that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, and biology with insights concerning the nature of the universe.

The book will be available soon. The film will be screened at various locations in the United States and Canada throughout the summer. For more information about the project and film showings, see the Journey of the Universe Web site.

Tuesday
May032011

Featured Video: Journey of the Universe

By Brita Belli
E – The Environmental Magazine
May 3, 2011
http://www.emagazine.com/featured-videos/journey-of-the-universe

The documentary Journey of the Universe offers a voyage of discovery, from the origins of the cosmos to the rise of creativity and the human purpose.

If Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras knew what we knew, he would be amazed. So begins the invitation from cosmology professor Brian Thomas Swinne to step into Journey of the Universe, a documentary about the origins of the universe, the rapid expansion of human knowledge and our responsibilities to the living world.

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Monday
May022011

Our Shared Journey

By Brita Belli
E – The Environmental Magazine
May 2, 2011
http://www.emagazine.com/daily-news/our-shared-journey

It is not enough to say that humans are a part of the universe; We are, unmistakably, a driving force in what happens to that universe. The more we know about our connectedness to other organisms—and even galaxies—and our role in their continuation and ability to thrive, the greater our responsibility. That’s the premise behind Journey of the Universe, a new documentary that sets out to explain how advanced scientific understanding of our creation and evolution through mathematics, science and technology over the past two centuries has changed our very relationship to the planet. 

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Saturday
Apr302011

4 Questions for Scott Sampson 

By Scott Gast
Orion Magazine
April 29, 2011

http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/newsfrom187/entry/6302/

Scott Sampson is a Canadian paleontologist and science communicator who lives in Marin County, California. He is the on-air host of the PBS children’s series Dinosaur Train, and author of Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life. Last month, he participated in a panel discussion at Yale University about Journey of the Universe, a new film, accompanied by a book, that celebrates the sweeping story of life from the Big Bang to today. We asked Scott four questions about the cultural importance of the universe story, and the central role it might play in children’s nature literacy. The film opens on Saturday in San Francisco.

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Friday
Apr222011

4 Questions for Thomas Lovejoy 

By Scott Gast
Orion Magazine
April 21, 2011
http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/newsfrom187/entry/6291/

Tom Lovejoy became the first recipient of the Heinz Center Biodiversity Chair in August 2008. Before coming to The Heinz Center, he was the chief biodiversity advisor to the World Bank, science advisor to the secretary of the interior, and executive vice president of the World Wildlife Fund. Last month, he participated in a panel discussion at Yale University about Journey of the Universe, a new film, accompanied by a book, that celebrates the sweeping story of life from the Big Bang to today. We asked Tom four questions about his work, the film, and how humans might chart a smooth course as the future unfolds. The film opens today in New York City.

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Saturday
Apr162011

4 Questions for Kathleen Dean Moore 

By Scott Gast
Orion Magazine
April 15, 2011
http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/newsfrom187/entry/6286/

Kathleen Dean Moore is coeditor of Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University. Last month, she participated in a panel discussion at Yale University about Journey of the Universe, a new film, accompanied by a book, that celebrates the sweeping story of life from the Big Bang to today. We asked Kathleen four questions about the film, and how a narrative exploration of the universe might inspire us to honor the earth. The film opens on Sunday in Washington DC.

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Wednesday
Apr132011

Universe film explores existential and moral questions about the role and purpose of humanity

By Jared Gilbert ’12 M.Div.
Note from the Quad
April 13, 2011
http://www.yale.edu/divinity/notes/110404/universe.shtml

A sweeping documentary film about the nature of the universe produced and co-written by Yale Divinity School Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar Mary Evelyn Tucker had its Yale premier on March 25 during a conference that brought together three-dozen world-class scholars to discuss the intersection of science and religion.

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Thursday
Mar312011

'Journey Of The Universe:' The Challenge Of Telling Everybody's Story

By Ursula Goodenough
NPR 13.7 – Cosmos and Culture
March 31, 2011
http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2011/03/31/135008214/journey-of-the-universe-the-challenge-of-telling-everybodys-story

I imagine that a number of 13.7 readers have at one time or another watched (some of) the 13-hour Cosmos series with Carl Sagan, released in 1980.

Last weekend I went to the first public screening of Journey of the Universe, a one-hour movie directed and produced by the co-director of the Cosmos series David Kennard.

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Monday
Mar282011

The Universe in One Hour

By Juliana Hanle
Yale Daily News
March 28, 2011
http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/2011/mar/28/the-universe-in-one-hour/

Two Yale professors would like to rename the Big Bang.

“The Great Flaring Forth,” would be more apt, joint School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Divinity School professors Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim argued in their film “Journey of the Universe,” which premiered Friday night in Kroon Hall.

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Wednesday
Mar162011

Journey of the Universe Film to Premiere March 25

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
March 2011
http://environment.yale.edu/news/6019

A documentary film that explores the connections between humanity, Earth and the cosmos, "Journey of the Universe," will premiere on Friday, March 25, at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

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Thursday
Feb102011

Mary Evelyn Tucker partners with cosmologist Brian Swimme on Journey of the Universe

By Frank Brown
Assistant Director, Publications
Yale Divinity School - Notes from the Quad
http://www.yale.edu/divinity/notes/101102/universe.shtml

Yale Divinity School Senior Lecturer Mary Evelyn Tucker is partnering with cosmologist Brian Swimme on an ambitious multi-media project that aims to convey the nature of our physical world by tapping the perspectives of a multitude of disciplines, from astronomy to theology and religious history.

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Wednesday
Dec012010

Film Premiere: Journey of the Universe

Environment: YALE magazine
Fall 2010
http://environment.yale.edu/magazine/fall2010/film-premiere-journey-of-the-universe/

“Journey of the Universe,” a documentary film that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, biodiversity, biology, ecology and geology with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe, will premiere at a conference on the same topic from March 24 to 27 in Kroon Hall. The film, produced by Mary Evelyn Tucker, a co-director of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, is designed not only to show humanity’s wondrous connection to the cosmos but also to inspire people to form a new and closer relationship with our planet during a period of environmental and social crisis.

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