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 potential meaning behind the cosmos, biological evolution, and human consciousness. 

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order and purpose in the cosmos

Order and purpose in the cosmos

Videos about the Purpose of Life

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

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

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 writings, 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 our purpose 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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