Biological Evolution

There are fascinating examples of order demonstrated by the evolution of species. Whether through comparing patterns across geography or by scrutinizing what happens at the molecular level, there seems to be a system. Learn more about biological evolution.

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What Does Evolution Mean? A Conversation with Dr. Dan Kuebler [VIDEO]
    What is the Meaning of Evolution? For many people, the idea of biological evolution carries philosophical baggage. Did we evolve just by...
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9 Inspirational Science Quotes
View the growing collection of the best inspirational science quotes below. For more, follow The Purposeful Universe on Instagram.
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Analysis of Lifespan by David Sinclair [VIDEOS]
Dr. David Sinclair has done groundbreaking research on what happens in aging cells and how to slow down some of these cellular aging processes. 
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How Many Biological Sexes Are There in Human Beings? [VIDEO]
 

Consciousness

What is the relationship between the brain, the mind, and consciousness?Understanding consciousness, the brain and language can lead us towards understanding the human species as well as what kind of order and purpose may exist in our lives. Learn more about Consciousness.

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Raw Beauty: The Yuba River and the Webb Telescope’s First Images
Beauty and Technology: The Yuba River and the Webb Telescope’s First Images Technology can both reveal beauty and foster a sense of awe. Natural...
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Scientific Surprises and Upset Expectations
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Awe and the Astronaut: The Science of Awe
“Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards” —Plato For centuries, human beings have gazed up into the night sky contemplating what they observed....
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Finding Meaning In The Vast Universe — Dr. Jennifer Wiseman

Cosmology

How did the universe become what it is today? Before uncovering whether the universe has order, it is essential to understand how, or if, the universe began. Learn more about cosmology.

 

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Raw Beauty: The Yuba River and the Webb Telescope’s First Images
Beauty and Technology: The Yuba River and the Webb Telescope’s First Images Technology can both reveal beauty and foster a sense of awe. Natural...
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Scientific Surprises and Upset Expectations
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Awe and the Astronaut: The Science of Awe
“Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards” —Plato For centuries, human beings have gazed up into the night sky contemplating what they observed....
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James Webb’s First Images: Light From the Early Universe
The first image from the James Webb Space Telescope’s Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) was unveiled on Monday, July 11, 2022. It is a spectacular first...

Purpose of Life

If the universe has purpose, then the next question is whether there is purpose to our own lives, on a more intimate level than the vast cosmos. Learn more about the purpose of life.

 

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Aesthetics and Spirituality Conclusion: Rome as Case Study
This blog series, Aesthetics and Spirituality, has been devoted to uncovering global aesthetic responses to shared spiritual impulses. My posts have...
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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?