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.

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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

    Does God Make Sense?

    To discern whether God really exists, one should understand diverse views of God. Closer to Truth asks leading philosophers what they think about God.

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    • 26 Minutes

    To discern whether God really exists, one should understand diverse views of God. Closer to Truth asks leading philosophers what they think about God.

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    • EPISODE 2

    How Vast Is the Cosmos?

    Everyone knows the universe is massive. Closer To Truth goes beyond, exploring how staggeringly immense the universe, or multiple universes, may actually be.

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    Everyone knows the universe is massive. Closer To Truth goes beyond, exploring how staggeringly immense the universe, or multiple universes, may actually be.

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    • EPISODE 3

    Why Is Consciousness So Mysterious?

    How can the microscopic particles that comprise our brains enable us to 'experience' the setting sun, Mozart's Requiem, and romantic love? Closer To Truth engages leading philosophers to explore the deep nature of consciousness.

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    How can the microscopic particles that comprise our brains enable us to 'experience' the setting sun, Mozart's Requiem, and romantic love? Closer To Truth engages leading philosophers to explore the deep nature of consciousness.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Did Our Universe Have a Beginning?

    If everything in the universe has a beginning, must the universe as a whole have a beginning? Does universal commencement even make sense? Closer to Truth speaks with leading cosmologists about the origin of the universe.

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    If everything in the universe has a beginning, must the universe as a whole have a beginning? Does universal commencement even make sense? Closer to Truth speaks with leading cosmologists about the origin of the universe.

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    • EPISODE 5

    How Are Brains Structured?

    As far as we know, brains are the most highly organized matter in the universe. Closer To Truth asks how do brains work, how do brains make their magic?

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    As far as we know, brains are the most highly organized matter in the universe. Closer To Truth asks how do brains work, how do brains make their magic?

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    • EPISODE 6

    Arguing God's Existence

    The debate over God's existence or non-existence generates noise and clutter. Closer to Truth presents cogent arguments, con and pro, from leading philosophers and scientists.

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    The debate over God's existence or non-existence generates noise and clutter. Closer to Truth presents cogent arguments, con and pro, from leading philosophers and scientists.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Why A Fine-Tuned Universe?

    How it is possible that the fundamental laws of nature are 'tuned' so precisely to enable human life? Closer to Truth examines the scientific and philosophical arguments.

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    How it is possible that the fundamental laws of nature are 'tuned' so precisely to enable human life? Closer to Truth examines the scientific and philosophical arguments.

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    • EPISODE 8

    Do Persons Have Souls?

    Is the 'Real You' a special substance that is both nonphysical and immortal. Most people think 'yes', they are or have 'souls'; most scientists say 'no'. What some theologians claim may be surprising. Closer to Truth investigates.

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    Is the 'Real You' a special substance that is both nonphysical and immortal. Most people think 'yes', they are or have 'souls'; most scientists say 'no'. What some theologians claim may be surprising. Closer to Truth investigates.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Arguing God from Design

    The world appears to be designed. Closer to Truth asks whether appearances are deceiving? Leading thinkers from around the globe weigh in.

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    The world appears to be designed. Closer to Truth asks whether appearances are deceiving? Leading thinkers from around the globe weigh in.

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    • EPISODE 10

    Could Our Universe Be a Fake?

    Could our entire universe be a computer simulation? Closer to Truth investigates the possibility that we are the creation of super-smart hackers existing elsewhere.

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    Could our entire universe be a computer simulation? Closer to Truth investigates the possibility that we are the creation of super-smart hackers existing elsewhere.

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    • EPISODE 11

    Does ESP Reveal the Nonphysical?

    Does the scientific study of extrasensory perception, or parapsychology, overturn the worldview of science? Closer to Truth focuses an open but skeptical eye on ESP.

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    Does the scientific study of extrasensory perception, or parapsychology, overturn the worldview of science? Closer to Truth focuses an open but skeptical eye on ESP.

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    • EPISODE 12

    Arguing God from First Cause

    Everything in the universe has a cause, but what about the universe as a whole? What about God? Assuming God exists, does God need a cause? Closer to Truth wonders what needs a cause and what caused the universe?

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    Everything in the universe has a cause, but what about the universe as a whole? What about God? Assuming God exists, does God need a cause? Closer to Truth wonders what needs a cause and what caused the universe?

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    • EPISODE 13

    Can Science Deal With God?

    Science can approach the existence of God in three ways: showing how God is not necessary; showing how God is likely; and not relating to God at all. Closer to Truth asks renowned experts to assess the the relationship between science and God.

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    Science can approach the existence of God in three ways: showing how God is not necessary; showing how God is likely; and not relating to God at all. Closer to Truth asks renowned experts to assess the the relationship between science and God.

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