The Magis Center initiated a new video campaign called “The Purposeful Universe,” featuring Dr. Dan Kuebler, a Molecular and Cell Biologist and the Dean of Applied Science at Franciscan University of Steubenville. For the campaign, Dr. Kuebler explains the intricate interplay of order and chance propelling evolution and the purpose that this order implies. The campaign is the first in what the Magis Center. The series will be an ongoing series aimed at exploring the wonder of the cosmos. It will also explore the mystery of the human person.
The Universe Has Order
Dr. Kuebler states, “I’ve spent my entire career asking and answering questions about nature. All of the questions I have been able to answer, in fact all the successes of science are dependent upon one simple fact: we live in an ordered universe. I’m happy to be a part of this new project because I believe that an appreciation of the order in the universe is so sorely missing today—and I believe that people’s perceptions of the world would be enriched if they understood that the universe is filled with order from top to bottom. Such an understanding not only can transform the way we think about the universe, but also the way we think about our purpose in it.”
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About Dr. Dan Kuebler
Daniel Kuebler received his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in December of 1999. Dr. Kuebler also earned a Masters of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from the Catholic University of America in 1995. In addition, he has a Bachelors degree in English also from the Catholic University of America.
For the past 20 years he has been a Professor of Biology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. AT the university he has been responsible for teaching courses in evolution, cell biology and human physiology. He is currently the Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences at Franciscan University.
His biological research involves studying adult stem cells in bone marrow and adipose tissue for use in orthopedic treatments. As well as investigating of the physiological defects of seizure disorders. His work has been published in journals such as Brain Research, Genetics and the Journal of Translational Medicine.
He is the co-author of a book entitled The Evolution Controversy: A Survey of Competing Theories (Baker Academic). The book is a scientific critique of the various theories of evolutionary thought. Dr. Kuebler is currently working on a book examining the integration of Catholic teaching and evolution.
He has also presented and published academic papers regarding evolution and faith at a number of national and international meetings. In addition to his academic work, he has authored a variety of popular articles on science, evolution, politics and religion. These works have been published in places such as the National Catholic Register and the on-line journal Public Discourse.
You can listen to the audio here.