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Purposeful Universe3 min read

What Does Evolution Mean? A Conversation with Dr. Dan Kuebler

What does evolution mean? Is it random or purposeful? Listen to biologist Dr. Dan Kuebler on the meaning of evolution.
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Are We Alone in the Universe?

Are we alone in the universe? The possibility of extraterrestrial life can make human life feel insignificant. For Dr. Öberg, the opposite is true.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.10 min read

Learning to Trust in Science

Should we trust in science? Maggie Ciskanik explores the reasons for mistrust in science and why we should continue to trust it.
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Purposeful Universe2 min read

A Harvard Astrochemist on Why Cosmology Matters

Karin Öberg shares why cosmology matters by explaining that an accurate cosmology is necessary for understanding the nature of the creator of the cosmos.
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Purposeful Universe Official Trailer

In the Purposeful Universe official trailer video, molecular biologist Dan Kuebler argues that order in the universe implies purpose.
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Purposeful Lab: The Last Episode

In the last episode of Purposeful Lab podcast, our hosts look back on the most memorable moments from the past five seasons, from biology to philosophy.
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Purposeful Lab: Psychological Insights for Healing and Growth

Dr. Matthew Breuninger, a clinical psychologist, shares psychological insights for healing and growth, focusing on trauma, healing, and virtue formation.
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Purposeful Lab: Can Art Help Us Answer Life's Big Questions?

Can art help us answer life's big questions? Dr. Daniel McInerny explores the philosophy of art and how art illuminates the human experience.
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Purposeful Lab: Edith Stein on Art, Philosophy, and Sainthood

Genevieve Buono, currently writing her dissertation on Edith Stein's aesthetics, discusses Stein's views on art, philosophy and her path to sainthood.
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Purposeful Lab: Why Do We Need Art?

Why do we need art? And what does art reveal about human nature? Dr. Katie Kresser discusses these questions on Purposeful Lab Podcast.
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Purposeful Lab: 10 Rules for Saving Our Society

Fr. Robert Spitzer discusses 10 rules for saving our society from his book "Ten Universal Principles: A Brief Philosophy of Life Issues."
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.5 min read

Solar Science in the News

Two spacecrafts are part of NASA’s Living With a Star program (LWS). These missions collect data that will increase our understanding of solar weather.
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