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Closer to Truth is a public television series, hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn, directed by Peter Getzels, and featuring scientists, philosophers, theologians and scholars exploring the deepest questions of Cosmos, Consciousness, Meaning (God) - the structure of the universe, the nature of the mind and the search for ultimate reality.

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Description

Closer to Truth is a public television series, hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn, directed by Peter Getzels, and featuring scientists, philosophers, theologians and scholars exploring the deepest questions of Cosmos, Consciousness, Meaning (God) - the structure of the universe, the nature of the mind and the search for ultimate reality.

    • EPISODE 1

    Time At Sea

    Is Time the universal stage on which all events play? Some physicists and philosophers say 'No' -- Time is an Illusion; Time is not real. How can Time not be real? Closer to Truth puts the question of Time to experts.

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    Is Time the universal stage on which all events play? Some physicists and philosophers say 'No' -- Time is an Illusion; Time is not real. How can Time not be real? Closer to Truth puts the question of Time to experts.

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    • EPISODE 2

    What Is Time?

    To appreciate Time is to touch the texture of reality. Is Time fixed or flexible? Time seems like a simple concept. It is not. Closer to Truth probes the nature of time.

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    To appreciate Time is to touch the texture of reality. Is Time fixed or flexible? Time seems like a simple concept. It is not. Closer to Truth probes the nature of time.

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    • EPISODE 3

    Why Believe in God?

    Why should a person believe in God? Is belief a circular path of self-deception? Or the shortest route to bedrock reality? Closer to Truth examines arguments for and against faith.

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    Why should a person believe in God? Is belief a circular path of self-deception? Or the shortest route to bedrock reality? Closer to Truth examines arguments for and against faith.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Alternative Concepts of God

    Modern philosophers explore novel ideas of what God may be like. Closer to Truth examines how some are challenging classical theism, the personal God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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    Modern philosophers explore novel ideas of what God may be like. Closer to Truth examines how some are challenging classical theism, the personal God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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    • EPISODE 5

    Pantheism: Is the World God?

    Is our search for God too narrow? Why do some philosophers espouse 'pantheism', the claim that God is everything and everything is God. Closer to Truth investigates the tenets of pantheism.

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    Is our search for God too narrow? Why do some philosophers espouse 'pantheism', the claim that God is everything and everything is God. Closer to Truth investigates the tenets of pantheism.

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    • EPISODE 6

    How do Brains Work?

    Everything we know, everything we think, comes from our brain. Closer To Truth asks experts: Are brains our window to reality, seeing what truly exists? Or are we bound by brains, mental slaves of the meat in our heads?

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    Everything we know, everything we think, comes from our brain. Closer To Truth asks experts: Are brains our window to reality, seeing what truly exists? Or are we bound by brains, mental slaves of the meat in our heads?

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    • EPISODE 7

    What Would an Infinite Cosmos Mean?

    Do stars and spaces go on forever? Do the numbers of galaxies, and even of universes, have no end? Closer To Truth considers how infinity enriches reality.

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    Do stars and spaces go on forever? Do the numbers of galaxies, and even of universes, have no end? Closer To Truth considers how infinity enriches reality.

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    • EPISODE 8

    What is God’s Eternity?

    Does God exist in time, experiencing time’s flow? Or is God eternal, existing outside of time, creating time? Closer to Truth assesses how time affects God’s existence and probes God’s essence.

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    Does God exist in time, experiencing time’s flow? Or is God eternal, existing outside of time, creating time? Closer to Truth assesses how time affects God’s existence and probes God’s essence.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Why Is Free Will a Big Question?

    Free will seems obvious, simple, common; but it’s subtle, profound, maddening. Closer to Truth examines how free will probes the deep nature of human existence.

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    Free will seems obvious, simple, common; but it’s subtle, profound, maddening. Closer to Truth examines how free will probes the deep nature of human existence.

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    • EPISODE 10

    Is Free Will an Illusion?

    Some philosophers and scientists claim that because every event is determined by prior events, including every event in our brains, free will is not real. Closer to Truth investigates the arguments and evidence that free will is an illusion.

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    Some philosophers and scientists claim that because every event is determined by prior events, including every event in our brains, free will is not real. Closer to Truth investigates the arguments and evidence that free will is an illusion.

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    • EPISODE 11

    What's in a Resurrection?

    Judaism, Christianity and Islam each proclaims a resurrection of the dead, a bodily reconstruction of all people from all time. Closer to Truth scrutinizes how such a resurrection could conceivably work. Does it make sense?

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    Judaism, Christianity and Islam each proclaims a resurrection of the dead, a bodily reconstruction of all people from all time. Closer to Truth scrutinizes how such a resurrection could conceivably work. Does it make sense?

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    • EPISODE 12

    Does Hell Reveal God?

    The looming torment of hell has terrified generations of believers. Closer to Truth asks what kind of God would create hell? Does the truth of Christianity, Judaism and Islam depend on the reality of Hell?

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    The looming torment of hell has terrified generations of believers. Closer to Truth asks what kind of God would create hell? Does the truth of Christianity, Judaism and Islam depend on the reality of Hell?

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    • EPISODE 13

    Confronting Consciousness

    Consciousness is what mental activity feels like, the private inner experience of sensation, thought and emotion. Closer to Truth examines the essence of consciousness.

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    Consciousness is what mental activity feels like, the private inner experience of sensation, thought and emotion. Closer to Truth examines the essence of consciousness.

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