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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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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

    Is There Life After Death?

    Can our personal awareness transcend the death of our bodies and physical decay? There are no shortages of answers, but is it all speculation or wishful thinking? Closer to Truth asks leading thinkers if we survive death.

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    Can our personal awareness transcend the death of our bodies and physical decay? There are no shortages of answers, but is it all speculation or wishful thinking? Closer to Truth asks leading thinkers if we survive death.

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    • EPISODE 2

    Arguing God from Morality

    Humans have a sense of right and wrong. Closer to Truth asks philosophers whether morality is absolute? And If absolute, whether God is needed to make it so?

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    Humans have a sense of right and wrong. Closer to Truth asks philosophers whether morality is absolute? And If absolute, whether God is needed to make it so?

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    • EPISODE 3

    How Many Universes Exist?

    Do multiple universes exist? What are they, how could they be generated, and can we find evidence, one way or another? Closer to Truth investigates the 'multiverse'.

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    Do multiple universes exist? What are they, how could they be generated, and can we find evidence, one way or another? Closer to Truth investigates the 'multiverse'.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Can Brain Explain Mind?

    What is it about the brain that enables some scientists to claim they can explain mind? And what is it about scientific explanations that some philosophers reject? Closer to Truth scrutinizes the conundrum of consciousness.

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    What is it about the brain that enables some scientists to claim they can explain mind? And what is it about scientific explanations that some philosophers reject? Closer to Truth scrutinizes the conundrum of consciousness.

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    • EPISODE 5

    What is the Mind-Body Problem?

    How is it possible that bio-electric signals in the brain are literally mental sensations and subjective feelings? Closer to Truth asks leading brain scientists and philosophers to explain this supposed identity between brain and mind.

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    How is it possible that bio-electric signals in the brain are literally mental sensations and subjective feelings? Closer to Truth asks leading brain scientists and philosophers to explain this supposed identity between brain and mind.

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    • EPISODE 6

    Is Time Travel Possible?

    Some scientists take time travel seriously. Closer to Truth asks what time travel reveals about the laws of physics and the deep nature of space and time?

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    Some scientists take time travel seriously. Closer to Truth asks what time travel reveals about the laws of physics and the deep nature of space and time?

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    • EPISODE 7

    Did God Create Time?

    If God is in Time and experiences its passage, then how could God have created Time? If God is not in Time, then how could God relate to humans? Closer to Truth explores the mysteries of God and Time.

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    If God is in Time and experiences its passage, then how could God have created Time? If God is not in Time, then how could God relate to humans? Closer to Truth explores the mysteries of God and Time.

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    • EPISODE 8

    Does Evil Disprove God?

    Explaining evil, its enormity even more than its existence, challenges those who believe in God. Philosophers and theologians have devised clever explanations for how evil and God could co-exist. Closer to Truth investigates whether they really work.

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    Explaining evil, its enormity even more than its existence, challenges those who believe in God. Philosophers and theologians have devised clever explanations for how evil and God could co-exist. Closer to Truth investigates whether they really work.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Why are Black Holes Astonishing?

    Black holes warp space and time, squeeze matter to a vanishing point, and trap light so that it cannot escape. Closer to Truth asks leading physicists how can black holes perform such stupendous tricks, and what do we learn from them?

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    Black holes warp space and time, squeeze matter to a vanishing point, and trap light so that it cannot escape. Closer to Truth asks leading physicists how can black holes perform such stupendous tricks, and what do we learn from them?

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    • EPISODE 10

    What is Free Will?

    Why is free will so problematic? Can humans make their own decisions, choose their own destinies? Closer to Truth finds out why free will baffle philosophers.

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    Why is free will so problematic? Can humans make their own decisions, choose their own destinies? Closer to Truth finds out why free will baffle philosophers.

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    • EPISODE 11

    Arguments for Atheism?

    Atheists argue vehemently that God does not exist. What arguments do they use? What counterarguments do theologians have? Closer to Truth listens to arguments for atheism.

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    Atheists argue vehemently that God does not exist. What arguments do they use? What counterarguments do theologians have? Closer to Truth listens to arguments for atheism.

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    • EPISODE 12

    How Could God Interact with the World?

    If God exists, how could God interact with the world? What mechanisms could God use to influence what happens? Closer to Truth questions philosophers and scientists about God's actions.

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    If God exists, how could God interact with the world? What mechanisms could God use to influence what happens? Closer to Truth questions philosophers and scientists about God's actions.

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    • EPISODE 13

    What's the Far Future of Intelligence in the Universe?

    Humanity has made astounding progress in science in the past three hundred years. What kind of progress could humans make in, say, three billion years? Closer to Truth looks into the far far future.

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    Humanity has made astounding progress in science in the past three hundred years. What kind of progress could humans make in, say, three billion years? Closer to Truth looks into the far far future.

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