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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Analysis Of Lifespan By Dr. 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?
Biological sex in humans is determined by the two gametes for sexual reproduction — sperm (male) and ovum/egg (female). While there are intersex...
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What Makes Humans Different From Other Animals?
When it comes to intelligence there is a very clear distinction between what humans can do and what other animals can do, but how do we best...
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The Role of Randomness and De Novo Mutations in Evolution
In a study examining the spontaneous flight patterns of fruit flies, an international group of researchers discovered linear processes at work,...

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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Analysis Of Lifespan By Dr. 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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The Human Brain: What Happens When We Die?
In the past couple decades there has been an increased interest in what happens in the brain during the moments leading up to death, particularly as...
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What Makes Humans Different From Other Animals?
When it comes to intelligence there is a very clear distinction between what humans can do and what other animals can do, but how do we best...
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Consciousness: A Subjective Capacity That Produces Objective States
“Consciousness tends to be viewed either as subjective experience of sensations and feelings, or as perception and internal representation of...

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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Telescopes, Time Travel, and E.T
Using telescopes to look into space at different distances gives us a glimpse into different epochs of the universe.
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Meet Natalie Batalha and Natasha Batalha, JWST’s Mother-Daughter Team
After successfully identifying thousands of exoplanets as the project scientist for the Kepler mission, Natalie Batalha will work with her daughter...
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Where Do We Fit In the Universe? [VIDEO]
"Our very bodies are composed of atoms, like carbon, that we know needed to be forged in stars. We are connected to the universe in that way. I...
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A Conversation with Dr. Jennifer Wiseman [VIDEO]
Meet Dr. Jennifer Wiseman Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is an internationally recognized astrophysicist. The Purposeful Universe had the pleasure of...

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?