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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

    How Could God Know the Future?

    If God knows the future, does God have perfect knowledge of everything that shall come? But if the future hasn't happened, there wouldn't be anything to know. Closer to Truth observes as theologians debate among themselves.

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    If God knows the future, does God have perfect knowledge of everything that shall come? But if the future hasn't happened, there wouldn't be anything to know. Closer to Truth observes as theologians debate among themselves.

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    • EPISODE 2

    Is the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life and Mind?

    If the universe had been ever-so-slightly different, human beings wouldn't exist because stars and planets couldn't exist. Does this mean that the universe is fine-tuned to accommodate life? Closer to Truth encourages expert debate.

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    If the universe had been ever-so-slightly different, human beings wouldn't exist because stars and planets couldn't exist. Does this mean that the universe is fine-tuned to accommodate life? Closer to Truth encourages expert debate.

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    • EPISODE 3

    How Does Beauty Color the Cosmos?

    What do scientists mean when they call the laws and regularities of nature 'beautiful'? On the largest and smallest scales, why do scientists use 'beauty' to assess their theories? Closer to Truth asks scientists why beauty impacts their work.

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    What do scientists mean when they call the laws and regularities of nature 'beautiful'? On the largest and smallest scales, why do scientists use 'beauty' to assess their theories? Closer to Truth asks scientists why beauty impacts their work.

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    • EPISODE 4

    What Things Really Exist?

    The question of what kinds of things really exist is simple. The answers inspire profound insight. Closer to Truth examines the deep nature of existence.

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    The question of what kinds of things really exist is simple. The answers inspire profound insight. Closer to Truth examines the deep nature of existence.

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    • EPISODE 5

    Where Are They, All Those Aliens?

    Most scientists assume that the universe must be populated with innumerable alien intelligences and civilizations. Closer to Truth asks, as did physicist Enrico Fermi, so where are they? Why is there zero evidence?

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    Most scientists assume that the universe must be populated with innumerable alien intelligences and civilizations. Closer to Truth asks, as did physicist Enrico Fermi, so where are they? Why is there zero evidence?

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    • EPISODE 6

    Why Is There “Something” Rather Than “Nothing”?

    Closer To Truth asks the ultimate question: What if everything that exists never existed? Why is there anything at all? Why not Nothing? If you don't get dizzy, you really don't get it.

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    Closer To Truth asks the ultimate question: What if everything that exists never existed? Why is there anything at all? Why not Nothing? If you don't get dizzy, you really don't get it.

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    • EPISODE 7

    Can Many Religions All Be True?

    The world is home to many diverse religions and their conflicting beliefs. Closer to Truth asks if conflicting beliefs could reflect the same truth? Or do differing dogmas expose religion's inherent emptiness?

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    The world is home to many diverse religions and their conflicting beliefs. Closer to Truth asks if conflicting beliefs could reflect the same truth? Or do differing dogmas expose religion's inherent emptiness?

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    • EPISODE 8

    Is Consciousness Fundamental?

    Is our mental life solely the product of our physical brain? Or is there something deeply special about conscious awareness that may reveal a hidden reality? Closer to Truth asks philosphers and scientists about the essence of consciousness.

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    Is our mental life solely the product of our physical brain? Or is there something deeply special about conscious awareness that may reveal a hidden reality? Closer to Truth asks philosphers and scientists about the essence of consciousness.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Is There a Final Theory of Everything?

    Can all the particles and forces in the universe be explained by a single theory? The lifelong pursuit of many physicists is to find the simple, unified equations of reality. Closer to Truth asks if a 'theory of everything' makes sense.

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    Can all the particles and forces in the universe be explained by a single theory? The lifelong pursuit of many physicists is to find the simple, unified equations of reality. Closer to Truth asks if a 'theory of everything' makes sense.

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    • EPISODE 10

    How Can Emergence Explain Reality?

    Emergence is what happens when a system becomes more than the combination of its pieces. How does this happen? Is emergence a mystery? Closer to Truth examines how emergence explains reality.

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    Emergence is what happens when a system becomes more than the combination of its pieces. How does this happen? Is emergence a mystery? Closer to Truth examines how emergence explains reality.

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    • EPISODE 11

    Is This the End Time?

    In every generation, some religious believers imagine their time to be the 'end time'. Why is this so? What is the' end time'? Closer to Truth investigates 'end time' belief systems.

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    In every generation, some religious believers imagine their time to be the 'end time'. Why is this so? What is the' end time'? Closer to Truth investigates 'end time' belief systems.

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    • EPISODE 12

    Eternal Life is Like What?

    Almost all religions promise eternal life. In one form or another, the theological message is that death is not final. Closer to Truth pushes diverse religious thinkers to describe their visions of the hereafter.

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    Almost all religions promise eternal life. In one form or another, the theological message is that death is not final. Closer to Truth pushes diverse religious thinkers to describe their visions of the hereafter.

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    • EPISODE 13

    Do Science & Religion Conflict?

    The struggle between science and religion carries deep significance for explaining our world. Closer to Truth shows how meaning and purpose, if indeed there is any, depend on the relationship between science and religion.

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    The struggle between science and religion carries deep significance for explaining our world. Closer to Truth shows how meaning and purpose, if indeed there is any, depend on the relationship between science and religion.

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