What is life? How did life originate? How did it evolve? How is life structured? Join our in-depth exploration of life on planet Earth, especially human life. Perhaps beyond Earth, too.
Explore themes of Life:
How can philosophy advance biology? How can biology influence philosophy? Explore biological issues: sex/gender, race, cognition, culture, morality, healthcare, religion, alien life, and more.
What is the special nature of life? What are life’s distinguishing characteristics? What is the gap between nonlife and life—and how to bridge the gap? On the other end, what is the biology of death? Must death be inevitable?
What is special about human biology? How does human nature differ from that of other animals? Can evolution inform human culture and morality/ethics? How does biology and evolutionary biology address real-world issues: sex and gender; the reality of race; medicine and healthcare; transhumanism and artificial intelligence (AI).
What can we know about life beyond earth: simple alien life; complex alien life; intelligent alien life; civilization alien life; and technological civilization alien life? How is the new field of astrobiology developing and what are its prospects?