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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Biogenesis: The Origin of Life on Earth [VIDEO]
What caused living organisms to come into being? Many scientists have tried to discover the answer to the mystery of life’s origins.  In 1952,...
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Increasing Complexity in Evolution and the Universe [VIDEO]
As you look at the timeline of the formation of our universe, things generally go from simple to complex. At the molecular level as well as in the...
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Nobel Prize Winner Links Human And Neanderthal DNA
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Why Do We Have Emotions? The Science Behind Positive Emotions
If you were asked what function positive emotions play in human survival and development, would you be able to answer the question?

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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Why Do We Have Emotions? The Science Behind Positive Emotions
If you were asked what function positive emotions play in human survival and development, would you be able to answer the question?
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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 [VIDEO]
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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....

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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Increasing Complexity in Evolution and the Universe [VIDEO]
As you look at the timeline of the formation of our universe, things generally go from simple to complex. At the molecular level as well as in the...
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Cosmological Models [VIDEO]
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Paul Davies: The Search For Biogenesis
The Mystery of the Origin of Life Life’s origin, as one of the great mysteries of our universe, has long provoked theories from seemingly every...
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How Did Life Begin? [VIDEO]
Earth is the only planet we know of that can support life. What makes Earth habitable? Could there be life on other planets that we've yet to...

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.