Only about consciousness can we be 100 percent sure. That consciousness exists almost everyone agrees. What consciousness means—that’s where arguments and...
We ask the broadest and most fundamental questions about biology, seeking meaning, purpose and implications of biological phenomena and systems. Questions include: life,...
Cosmology is the study of the universe, via theory and observation, of its beginning, evolution, large-scale structure, and far future. A philosophy of cosmology seeks to...
Breakthroughs are whole new ways of thinking about biology. Darwinian evolution and the DNA revolution are prime examples. What else? Complex systems? Emergence? Reductionism...
There was a time when there was no consciousness in our universe. Now there is. What caused consciousness to emerge? Did consciousness develop in the same way that, say, the...
The revolutionary medical breakthrough of gene therapy is much more than the treatment of disease by altering human DNA — it offers the intriguing possibility of...
Daniel Dennett discusses the philosophy of biology, evolutionary causation, the importance of evolution, and why there is anything at all.
From biblical times to Darwin, natural theology tried to detect and discern God by seeing and sensing His presence in the world-the world alone, without revelation. But after...