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Purposeful Universe1 min read

Purposeful Lab: Living Harmoniously with Nature: Insights from Aristotle with John Cuddeback

In this episode of Purposeful Lab, Dr. John Cuddeback speaks with Catherine Hadro about philosophy, aristotle, human flourishing, and living harmoniously with nature
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Dan Kuebler Writes About Pope Benedict’s Last Testimony on Faith and Science

Dan Kuebler Writes about Pope Benedict’s Last Testimony on Faith and Science
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.4 min read

Does the Universe Care About Purpose?

Does the Universe Care About Purpose? There's evidence that purpose is beneficial, but some scientists are bothered by the idea of purpose in the universe.
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Is Increasing Complexity Evolution’s Purpose?

If the last 14 billion years of evolution have shown one thing, it is that there seems to be an inherent direction in evolution — moving toward complexity.
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The Arrow of Evolution [VIDEO]

Dr. Dan Kuebler shows that life seems to have a drive toward complexity. Does that mean the universe is also purposed for complexity?
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What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Does science support either a theistic or a materialistic view of the human person? Does consciousness present a problem for science?
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Purposeful Universe1 min read

9 Insightful Quotes About the Universe

A collection of the best inspirational quotes about the universe by renowned scientists and academics.
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Nobel Prize Winner Links Human And Neanderthal DNA

Svante Pääbo won the Nobel prize in medicine for his research on human and Neanderthal DNA. But what does neanderthal DNA have to do with medicine?
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Kevin Hottinger4 min read

Paul Davies: The Search For Biogenesis

Life’s origin is a great mystery of our universe. Paul Davies is one scientist that has devoted his life's work to searching for answers about biogenesis.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.5 min read

Positive Emotions and the Virtuous Life

Using psychology, this article examines why we have positive emotions and what role they play in developing a virtuous life.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.3 min read

Why Do We Have Emotions? The Science Behind Positive Emotions

Why do we have emotions? Research has linked positive emotions with better health outcomes and relationships. But why did we develop them to begin with?
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.4 min read

Raw Beauty: The Yuba River and the Webb Telescope’s First Images

The Yuba River and the James Webb Space Telescope’s First Images show how technology can both reveal beauty and foster a sense of awe.
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