Origin stories have preserved and transmitted the cultural heritage of peoples for millennia. To show our appreciation, today, we digitize them … and then we forget them.
(A woman standing and telling a story, while the audience sits around her. Cairo, 1911. Original source: Douglas Sladen; CC-BY-2.5)
David Christian, the main exponent of “Big History”, can tell an “origin story” of the Universe with mere eight thresholds based on a single criterion. This criterion comes from Physics, not History: it is called complexity.