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What is the Purpose of Life?

Does the universe have purpose? And if it does, then what is the purpose of our individual lives? The universe is filled with amazing order in the cosmos, biology, and laws of physics. But what does this mean for us? These resources provide scientific and philosophical perspectives on life's purpose.

Does the Universe have Purpose?

Is the universe a random reaction or accident? Or is there order and purpose behind the scientific laws that govern the existence of galaxies, planets and living beings? 

Here you'll find a diverse collection of articles and videos resources that explore the purpose of life. These resources help provide deeper 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.

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.
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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 KakuTheoretical Physicist
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