I think it would be an useful innovation if, following a very ancient tradition, on the first day of spring every year people could hear the modern version of the story of the creation.
Why? Because, at some point in our lives, we all ask fundamental questions, such as: “Why am I here?”, “Where did I come from?” and “Where am I going?”
I believe that, to fully participate in society today, people need to know the answers to these questions. We all have to make decisions based on science and technology, whether it is what food to buy, where to go on holiday or which injections to give our children.
The short version of the story of creation which, following the ancient tradition I call Enuma Elish, integrates a wide range of basic science within the framework of cosmic history. It shows how the many branches of science are inter-related, how they weave together to produce a beautiful and powerful tapestry of information which is useful in our daily lives.
The story incorporates the latest ideas about the origin and history of the universe, from its creation to the present day, and uses the lessons of that story to make some predictions about the future. On this site we condense the story down to its essentials. In the sister site, History of the Universe, I tell the story in much more detail.