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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

    What Is Ultimate Reality?

    Our world is complex, filled with so much stuff. But down deep what's fundamental? Closer to Truth seeks bedrock reality. Does reality go beyond the physical world as we know it today?

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    • 26 Minutes

    Our world is complex, filled with so much stuff. But down deep what's fundamental? Closer to Truth seeks bedrock reality. Does reality go beyond the physical world as we know it today?

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    What Is Consciousness?

    Consciousness is what we know best and can explain least. What does it feel like inside to see the color red, smell pungent garlic or hear glorious Beethoven? Closer to Truth explores why consciousness is baffling.

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    Consciousness is what we know best and can explain least. What does it feel like inside to see the color red, smell pungent garlic or hear glorious Beethoven? Closer to Truth explores why consciousness is baffling.

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    • EPISODE 3

    Is This God?

    If God exists, could humans probe God? Inquire into God’s essence? Is God at all knowable? Or forever beyond human understanding? Closer to Truth boldly assesses the nature of God.

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    If God exists, could humans probe God? Inquire into God’s essence? Is God at all knowable? Or forever beyond human understanding? Closer to Truth boldly assesses the nature of God.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Will the Universe Ever End?

    In the distant future, what will happen to our universe? What’s the ‘Big Rip’ and the ‘Big Crunch’? Closer to Truth wonders, if multiple universes exist, what does it matter when one universe ends, because so many other universes begin?

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    In the distant future, what will happen to our universe? What’s the ‘Big Rip’ and the ‘Big Crunch’? Closer to Truth wonders, if multiple universes exist, what does it matter when one universe ends, because so many other universes begin?

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    • EPISODE 5

    Can the Divine be a Person?

    What if God were a ‘person’? A person has sense, knowledge, will, intent, feelings. Closer to Truth asks what it might mean if God were a person.

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    What if God were a ‘person’? A person has sense, knowledge, will, intent, feelings. Closer to Truth asks what it might mean if God were a person.

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    • EPISODE 6

    Is Death Final?

    Death is our ultimate defeater. No matter our successes, we are all doomed to suffer the final failure. But is death final? Closer to Truth hopes the defeater can be defeated.

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    Death is our ultimate defeater. No matter our successes, we are all doomed to suffer the final failure. But is death final? Closer to Truth hopes the defeater can be defeated.

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    • EPISODE 7

    What Causes Religious Belief?

    Why are religions so pervasive across diverse human cultures? If God exists, perhaps God made it so. But Closer to Truth investigates entirely natural reasons to explain the widespread presence of religions.

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    Why are religions so pervasive across diverse human cultures? If God exists, perhaps God made it so. But Closer to Truth investigates entirely natural reasons to explain the widespread presence of religions.

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    • EPISODE 8

    What Things Are Real?

    Is the physical world real? Is consciousness real? Are there realities beyond the physical? Closer to Truth examines the elements of existence.

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    Is the physical world real? Is consciousness real? Are there realities beyond the physical? Closer to Truth examines the elements of existence.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Free Will for Moral Responsibility?

    Philosophers and brain scientists argue that our ‘will’ is less ‘free’ than we think. Closer to Truth investigates how arguments about free will impact morality and civil society, including the judicial system and legal defenses.

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    Philosophers and brain scientists argue that our ‘will’ is less ‘free’ than we think. Closer to Truth investigates how arguments about free will impact morality and civil society, including the judicial system and legal defenses.

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    • EPISODE 10

    What Can We Learn from Alternative Gods?

    There are novel conceptions of God beyond the Abrahamic God of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Closer to Truth enlarges our vision of what the ultimate ground of existence might be like.

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    There are novel conceptions of God beyond the Abrahamic God of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Closer to Truth enlarges our vision of what the ultimate ground of existence might be like.

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    • EPISODE 11

    Why Mind, Not Nothing?

    Why does anything at all exist? Many invoke God. But isn't God also 'anything'? Closer to Truth wonders how God could be the reason why there is ‘Something’ not ‘Nothing’?

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    Why does anything at all exist? Many invoke God. But isn't God also 'anything'? Closer to Truth wonders how God could be the reason why there is ‘Something’ not ‘Nothing’?

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    • EPISODE 12

    Does God's Knowledge Quash Free Will?

    Many claim that God knows all and can never be wrong, including about future events. But if God knows today everything we can and will do in the future, Closer To Truth asks how then can we have free will?

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    Many claim that God knows all and can never be wrong, including about future events. But if God knows today everything we can and will do in the future, Closer To Truth asks how then can we have free will?

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    • EPISODE 13

    What Limits God’s Freedom?

    If God, as God, is all-powerful, it should be impossible to limit God's freedom. But can God create a round square? Make 1+1=3? Do evil? Sin? Be brave? Closer to Truth imagines many things that God cannot do.

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    If God, as God, is all-powerful, it should be impossible to limit God's freedom. But can God create a round square? Make 1+1=3? Do evil? Sin? Be brave? Closer to Truth imagines many things that God cannot do.

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