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Purposeful UniverseNovember 21, 20221 min read

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 emergence of life and evolution of organisms, there seems to be a direction. Is this just chance? In these short videos, Dr. Dan Kuebler discusses several concepts in biology and cosmology that demonstrate this idea of simple structures moving towards complexity. 


Evolution From Simple to Complex Life

What is the "arrow of evolution?" Dr. Dan Kuebler explains in this short video.


What Is Emergence In Evolution?

Emergence is the coming into being of entities that can't fully be explained by understanding just their parts in isolation. When has this occurred in biological evolution? Learn more in this short video.



Increasing Complexity = Increasing Energy

How did atoms and molecules become more complex in the universe?


Would an Alternate Universe Go From Simple to Complex?

If the universe were to "run again," would the pattern of simple forms moving towards increasing complexity occur again? Or is it just chance that this is the way our universe seems to be structured? Dr. Dan Kuebler argues that the propensity to move towards increasing complexity is something innate in the chemistry and physics of our universe.



Purposeful Universe

The Purposeful Universe seeks to explore and present, through award winning videos, the abundant order in nature that funnels biological systems toward increasing levels of complexity and sophistication—suggesting that human life is the purposeful outcome of a complex, ordered system.