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Life with purpose

27 mins | Nov 15, 2020

Renowned science writer Philip Ball breaks down the biological research giving meaning to our lives. Biologists balk at any talk of ‘goals’ or ‘intentions’ — but a bold new research agenda has put agency back on the table. In this piece for Aeon magazine, Ball gives his take on one of why biology's most enduring dilemmas: "the ability of living entities to alter their environment (and themselves) with purpose to suit an agenda."

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From Aeon