Does the Universe have Purpose? 

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? 

Here you'll find a diverse collection of articles, videos and other resources that explore the purpose of life and finding meaning behind the cosmos, biological evolution, and human consciousness. 

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Order and Purpose in the Cosmos

To discover the purpose of life, learning about the formation of the universe can help us understand why human life exists.

Order and Purpose in Biology

A scientific understanding of human evolution and psychology helps inform what the purpose of life may be.

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Order and Purpose in Human Consciousness

Humans are exceptionally able to consciously perceive and discover the world around us. This acute consciousness seems to hint at a purpose of life. These articles and videos help shed light on the order and purpose demonstrated in human consciousness.

Videos about the Purpose of Life

Watch compelling one-on-one conversations with brilliant scientists about their views on the purpose of life.

Finding Meaning In The Vast Universe — Dr. Jennifer Wiseman

What Does Evolution Mean? A Conversation with Dr. Dan Kuebler [VIDEO]


What Makes Humans Different From Other Animals? [VIDEO]


How Do COVID Vaccines Work? [VIDEO]

Dr. Kuebler's Search for Answers to the Big Questions [VIDEO]


A Harvard Astrochemist on Cosmology—And Why It Matters [Video & Audio]

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Articles about the Purpose of Life

These articles explore various facets of human purpose. In these blog posts, contemporary scholars and thinkers reflect on the human experience, philosophy, the human mind, psychology, and human purpose within the universe. Each contains a glimmer of something greater than ourselves, and seeks to discover what the purpose of life may be.

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Purpose of Life Quotes

In addition to studying contemporary science and philosophy to uncover the purpose of life, it is inspiring to consider words of wisdom from some of the greatest thinkers in human history. A compilation of just a few of these quotes is below.

“Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.”
Viktor E. Frankl
“The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaninglessis not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.”
Albert Einstein
“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”
François Rabelais
“Beyond work and love, I would add two other ingredients that give meaning to life. First, to fulfill whatever talents we are born with … Second, we should try to leave the world a better place than when we entered it.”
Michio Kaku
Theoretical Physicist

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