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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

    Did the Universe Have a Beginning?

    Some scientists claim that the universe did not have a beginning, while some theologians contend that the universe did not need a beginning. Closer to Truth invites deep thinking about the ultimate beginning.

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    Some scientists claim that the universe did not have a beginning, while some theologians contend that the universe did not need a beginning. Closer to Truth invites deep thinking about the ultimate beginning.

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    • EPISODE 2

    How Do Humans Differ from Other Animals?

    Physically, humans and animals are similar. But mentally, humans seem so superior. Closer to Truth examines what makes human nature special.

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    Physically, humans and animals are similar. But mentally, humans seem so superior. Closer to Truth examines what makes human nature special.

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    • EPISODE 3

    What Would It Feel Like to Be God?

    God is said to be all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good. But what is God’s private mental life all about? Closer to Truth wonders how we can appreciate God as the Supreme Being?

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    God is said to be all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good. But what is God’s private mental life all about? Closer to Truth wonders how we can appreciate God as the Supreme Being?

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    • EPISODE 4

    What's the New Atheism?

    Those who would believe in God should listen to atheists and follow their arguments, if only to confirm their own beliefs. Closer to Truth investigates 'new atheism', which sees harm in religious belief and warns against religious influence.

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    Those who would believe in God should listen to atheists and follow their arguments, if only to confirm their own beliefs. Closer to Truth investigates 'new atheism', which sees harm in religious belief and warns against religious influence.

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    • EPISODE 5

    How Does Personal Identity Persist Through Time?

    Is the self an illusion? Decades roll by; every molecule of our bodies changes. Yet every moment we sense ourselves the same. Closer to Truth examines our mental unity, our sense of continuous identity over time.

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    Is the self an illusion? Decades roll by; every molecule of our bodies changes. Yet every moment we sense ourselves the same. Closer to Truth examines our mental unity, our sense of continuous identity over time.

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    • EPISODE 6

    Can Philosophy of Religion Find God?

    How to examine profound questions about God? Can philosophy argue for and against God, provide insights about God? Closer to Truth examines philosophy of religion.

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    How to examine profound questions about God? Can philosophy argue for and against God, provide insights about God? Closer to Truth examines philosophy of religion.

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    • EPISODE 7

    Why Do We Sleep?

    So much of our lives is spent sleeping. Why? Closer to Truth examines what sleep and dreams reveal about consciousness.

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    So much of our lives is spent sleeping. Why? Closer to Truth examines what sleep and dreams reveal about consciousness.

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    • EPISODE 8

    Does Cosmic Fine-Tuning Demand Explanation?

    The universe seems fine-tuned such that life can exist. If the laws of nature were to change ever so slightly we would cease to exist. Closer to Truth delves into the deep laws that make the universe work for us.

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    The universe seems fine-tuned such that life can exist. If the laws of nature were to change ever so slightly we would cease to exist. Closer to Truth delves into the deep laws that make the universe work for us.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Why Obsess About Free Will?

    Free will probes consciousness, examines what it means to pick, choose, select, decide. But some say that ‘free will’ is just a trick of the brain. Closer to Truth presents arguments for and against the validity of free will.

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    Free will probes consciousness, examines what it means to pick, choose, select, decide. But some say that ‘free will’ is just a trick of the brain. Closer to Truth presents arguments for and against the validity of free will.

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    • EPISODE 10

    Why Seek an Alternative God?

    Is God, if there is a God, a conscious, all-powerful, personal Supreme Being? Some offer radically different concepts of ‘God’. Closer to Truth investigates alternative gods offered by philosophers of religion.

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    Is God, if there is a God, a conscious, all-powerful, personal Supreme Being? Some offer radically different concepts of ‘God’. Closer to Truth investigates alternative gods offered by philosophers of religion.

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    • EPISODE 11

    Panentheism: Is the World in God?

    Does the universe and all that is in it exist in God, yet God is still more than the universe? Closer to Truth investigates the tenets of panentheism.

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    Does the universe and all that is in it exist in God, yet God is still more than the universe? Closer to Truth investigates the tenets of panentheism.

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    • EPISODE 12

    What is Nothing?

    Scientists claim that the universe came from 'Nothing'. But what’s the nature of this 'Nothing'? Closer to Truth clears up confusions about 'Nothing'.

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    Scientists claim that the universe came from 'Nothing'. But what’s the nature of this 'Nothing'? Closer to Truth clears up confusions about 'Nothing'.

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    • EPISODE 13

    Why Anything at All?

    Why is there a world, a cosmos, instead of absolutely nothing at all? Can we even conceive of 'Nothing'? Closer to Truth asks the biggest question of all.

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    Why is there a world, a cosmos, instead of absolutely nothing at all? Can we even conceive of 'Nothing'? Closer to Truth asks the biggest question of all.

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