Category Archives: Evolution & Meaning

Cosmic Evolution and the Meaning of Life

(This essay was reprinted in Scientia Salon; Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies; High Existence, and Humanity+ Magazine)

Are there trends in evolution — cosmic, biological, and cultural — that support the claim that life is meaningful, or is becoming meaningful, or is becoming increasingly meaningful? Continue reading Cosmic Evolution and the Meaning of Life

Julian Huxley, Evolution and Meaning

Sir Julian Huxley (1887–1975) was an English evolutionary biologist,  humanist and internationalist. He was a leading figure in the mid-twentieth century evolutionary synthesis which united Darwinian natural selection and Mendelian genetics—one of the great scientific achievements of all time. Continue reading Julian Huxley, Evolution and Meaning

Evolution and the Meaning of Life


Diagram of evolution of the (observable part) of the universe
from the Big Bang (left), the CMB-reference afterglow, to the present.

IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN EVOLUTION AND MEANING?

In previous blog posts (“Death Is Bad,” and “Can Science Give Us Immortality”) we have given two reasons to believe that life is meaningful: Continue reading Evolution and the Meaning of Life