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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

    How to Think About God's Existence

    Whether arguing for or against the existence of God, there are flaws and fallacies in both sets of arguments. Perhaps a different way of thinking is needed. Closer to Truth explores how to approach God's existence.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Whether arguing for or against the existence of God, there are flaws and fallacies in both sets of arguments. Perhaps a different way of thinking is needed. Closer to Truth explores how to approach God's existence.

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    • EPISODE 2

    Why is the Universe Breathtaking?

    The universe is both awesome in its unfathomably immense size and astonishing in its intricate sub-atomic structure. Closer to Truth looks at the stunning magnificence of the universe.

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    The universe is both awesome in its unfathomably immense size and astonishing in its intricate sub-atomic structure. Closer to Truth looks at the stunning magnificence of the universe.

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    • EPISODE 3

    Does Consciousness Have Meaning?

    Is consciousness an accident of biology or could it have deeper meaning? Closer to Truth asks how 'inner experience' radically emerged from cosmic dust? .

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    Is consciousness an accident of biology or could it have deeper meaning? Closer to Truth asks how 'inner experience' radically emerged from cosmic dust? .

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    • EPISODE 4

    Arguing God from Miracles & Revelations

    Many who believe in God point to miraculous events as evidence. Closer to Truth questions whether God's existence can be demonstrated from so-called miracles.

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    Many who believe in God point to miraculous events as evidence. Closer to Truth questions whether God's existence can be demonstrated from so-called miracles.

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    • EPISODE 5

    Marvels of Space-Time

    Einstein showed that space and time are the same thing—a single entity, space-time. But space and time seem so radically different. Closer to Truth examines how space and time could be literally the same thing.

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    Einstein showed that space and time are the same thing—a single entity, space-time. But space and time seem so radically different. Closer to Truth examines how space and time could be literally the same thing.

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    • EPISODE 6

    What Makes Brains Conscious?

    Consciousness, our private state of inner awareness, is derived from the brain. No brain, no consciousness. But what is it about the brain that makes us conscious? Closer to Truth asks leading brain scientists.

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    Consciousness, our private state of inner awareness, is derived from the brain. No brain, no consciousness. But what is it about the brain that makes us conscious? Closer to Truth asks leading brain scientists.

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    • EPISODE 7

    Is God Perfect?

    God, to be God, is said to be 'perfect'? Closer to Truth asks what it would mean for God, if there is a God, to be perfectly knowledgeable, perfectly powerful, and perfectly good?

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    God, to be God, is said to be 'perfect'? Closer to Truth asks what it would mean for God, if there is a God, to be perfectly knowledgeable, perfectly powerful, and perfectly good?

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    • EPISODE 8

    What are the Scope and Limits of Science?

    Are there boundaries to what science can discover? Are there truths, real truths, beyond science? Closer to Truth takes a hard look at the domain of science.

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    Are there boundaries to what science can discover? Are there truths, real truths, beyond science? Closer to Truth takes a hard look at the domain of science.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Is Human Consciousness Special?

    Is human consciousness simply a product of the human brain? Or is there something more needed to account for our inner awareness? Closer to Truth investigates what it takes for humans to be conscious.

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    Is human consciousness simply a product of the human brain? Or is there something more needed to account for our inner awareness? Closer to Truth investigates what it takes for humans to be conscious.

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    • EPISODE 10

    If God Knows the Future, What is Free Will?

    If God is infallible and knows the future perfectly, then God knows now what will happen in the future, including all human actions. So does God's perfect knowledge of the future squeeze out free will? Closer to Truth puts the conundrum to philosophers who believe in God.

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    If God is infallible and knows the future perfectly, then God knows now what will happen in the future, including all human actions. So does God's perfect knowledge of the future squeeze out free will? Closer to Truth puts the conundrum to philosophers who believe in God.

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    • EPISODE 11

    Can Science Talk God?

    Closer to Truth compares three views of science and God: science as evidence of 'God’s handiwork'; the world works just fine without God; and science and God are not related.

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    Closer to Truth compares three views of science and God: science as evidence of 'God’s handiwork'; the world works just fine without God; and science and God are not related.

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    • EPISODE 12

    Do Persons Survive Death?

    When we die, what happens to our consciousness? Is our personal existence extinguished forever? Closer to Truth takes a dispassionate look at possible afterlives.

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    When we die, what happens to our consciousness? Is our personal existence extinguished forever? Closer to Truth takes a dispassionate look at possible afterlives.

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    • EPISODE 13

    Is Theism Coherent?

    Atheists claim that theism is not coherent, meaning that God as a concept is riddled with conflicts and contradictions. Closer to Truth questions the leading theistic philosopher who claims that theism is indeed coherent.

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    Atheists claim that theism is not coherent, meaning that God as a concept is riddled with conflicts and contradictions. Closer to Truth questions the leading theistic philosopher who claims that theism is indeed coherent.

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