Biological Evolution

When looking at biological evolutionary theories and patterns, there are fascinating examples of order demonstrated in nature. Learn more about biological evolution.

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Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin: Two Men and a Theory
Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel were contemporaries, but did they know of each other’s work? There is clear evidence that Mendel read “The Origin...
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Tribalism Making a Comeback? In-Group Bias in Evolutionary Psychology
In-group/out-group bias may be hardwired into our psychology because our species evolved in small, cooperative groups that competed with other...
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The Purposeful Universe: Official Trailer [VIDEO]
Does contemporary science provide evidence for or against a purpose to the universe? Or is it silent? Are patterns in nature and science random?...
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How Did Life Begin?
“An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment...

Consciousness

What is the relationship between the brain, the mind, and consciousness? Studying the brand and mind can give us scientific insight. Learn more about Consciousness.

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Physics, Philosophy, and Free Will
“But today it is very hard for a scientific man to say where the supernatural ends and the natural begins, or what name should be given to...
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Belief and the Brain Part 1: Is the Human Mind Unique?
Evidence for belief in God or gods emerged in the human species around the time of the Neanderthals but is most convincingly found within Homo...
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The Human Brain: A Primer
The human brain is the most complex organ in existence. It is a largely uncharted frontier for scientists. And it is not like a computer.

Cosmology

To uncover whether the universe has underlying order, it is essential to understand how, or if, the universe began. Learn more about the meaning of cosmology.

 

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Physics Girl: How the Edge of Our Galaxy Defies Known Physics [VIDEO]
Cosmologists believe that there is four times more dark matter than ordinary visible matter in our universe. But how do we know that dark matter...
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Rocky Exoplanets: What They Tell Us About Alien Life In The Universe
An exoplanet is a planet outside our solar system. Their existence was thought about but not confirmed until the 1990’s. According to NASA’s ...
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Dr. Michio Kaku—String Theory and Cosmic Music [Video]
Is the universe chaotic or random? Albert Einstein worked for 30 years trying to discover one equation that would explain everything in the...
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How a Blind Astronomer, Wanda Diaz Merced, Found a Way to Hear Stars
Wanda Diaz Merced lost her vision while studying at the University of Puerto Rico. Unable to study data the way she had in the past, she had the...

Purpose of Life

(Human purpose page coming soon)

 

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Dr. Kuebler's Search for Answers to the Big Questions [VIDEO]
Dr. Dan Kuebler was originally drawn to studying literature because of its potential to explore the big questions: What does it mean to be human?...
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Fingerprints: From Crime Scenes to Fighting Disease
Fingerprints have been used to solve any number of crimes.
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The Purpose of a Myth: Insights from J.R.R. Tolkien and Mircea Eliade
The stories told in myths have the power to resonate deep within the human heart. Are myths more than just a good work of literature?