Welcome to The Purposeful Lab Podcast! In this pilot episode, you’ll meet our hosts, Dr. Dan Kuebler and Catherine Hadro, learn about the wide range of topics covered in season 1 and hear a compelling discussion between Dan and Catherine about order and purpose in nature.
Meet Dan and Catherine
Dr. Dan Kuebler is a professor of biology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and is the project co-lead of The Purposeful Universe. Catherine Hadro is a Catholic journalist and speaker. Throughout this podcast series, Dan and Catherine will be joined by experts in the fields of science, philosophy, theology, and more to discuss life’s big questions and newsworthy current topics.
What Is The Purposeful Universe?
The Purposeful Universe is a podcast and video project by The Magis Center and funded by the John Templeton Foundation. The Purposeful Universe aims to discover and present the abundant order in nature that funnels biological systems toward increasing levels of sophistication, suggesting that human life is the purposeful outcome of a complex, ordered system, indicating the existence of an intelligent Creator.
Purpose In Biology: Evolution
In this episode, Dan Kuebler tells us about his journey to becoming a biologist, his interest in the big questions of life, and the role of science in discovering purpose. One topic Dan has extensively studied and written about is evolution, especially the profound order in the molecular processes that allows evolution to work.
Purpose In Biology: DNA and Current Events
Beyond the biology classroom, Dan and Catherine discuss several current events related to biology and purpose, including babies born from more than two people’s DNA and advancing technologies that can identify an individual’s DNA virtually out of thin air.
What’s Next for The Purposeful Lab?