The Purposeful Universe
The Purposeful Universe provides science-driven videos and web content focused on the abundant order in nature, from cosmology, to biological evolution, to consciousness. This order demonstrates increasing levels of complexity and sophistication, suggesting that human life is the purposeful outcome of a complex, ordered system.
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Award-Winning Purposeful Universe Videos
Watch short documentaries and interviews with cosmologists, biologists, physicists, and more.
For many people, the idea of biological evolution carries philosophical baggage. Did we evolve just by chance, as a consequence of random events? Or is evolution purposeful?
For Harvard professor Dr. Karin Öberg, the idea of life elsewhere in the universe is a thrilling possibility.
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman shares her appreciation of the human ability to be active learners and participants in the universe.
Could there be life on exoplanets? Watch to learn about the search for life on other planets.
To uncover whether the universe has underlying order, it is essential to understand how, or if, the universe began.
Browse articles, videos and other resources that elaborate on cosmological models, theories and research for a deeper understanding of how our universe works and what its purpose may be.
When studying biological evolution, there are fascinating examples of order demonstrated in nature. Whether through comparing patterns across geography and time, or scrutinizing what happens at the molecular level, there seems to be a system.
Browse articles and videos about biological evolution
Human consciousness is a puzzling phenomenon, and scientists are still striving to define and understand it.
These articles and videos dive into the perplexing and vast realms of consciousness, the human brain, and sophisticated language.
The Purpose of Life
Is the universe a random reaction or accident? Or is there order and purpose behind the scientific laws and reactions that govern the existence of galaxies, planets and living beings?
Read about finding purpose in the universe and in our lives.
Meet Dr. Dan Kuebler
One of our principal scientists, Dr. Dan Kuebler, is Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley and is a leading expert for The Purposeful Universe.