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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

    Fallacies in Proving God Exists

    Arguments made for God's existence don't always hold up. Closer to Truth contends that the more one wants God to exist, the more one should question the so-called 'proofs'. Weak arguments for God do believers no good.

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    Arguments made for God's existence don't always hold up. Closer to Truth contends that the more one wants God to exist, the more one should question the so-called 'proofs'. Weak arguments for God do believers no good.

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    • EPISODE 2

    Is Life and Mind Inevitable in the Cosmos?

    Our universe must be 'just so' in order for life and mind -- for us -- to exist. 'Just so' is called 'fine-tuning', and to Closer To Truth, it cries out for explanation.

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    Our universe must be 'just so' in order for life and mind -- for us -- to exist. 'Just so' is called 'fine-tuning', and to Closer To Truth, it cries out for explanation.

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    • EPISODE 3

    Arguing God with Analytic Philosophy

    Can God's existence be indicated through analytic reasoning (even if not proven)? Closer to Truth examines rational arguments for and against the existence of God..

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    Can God's existence be indicated through analytic reasoning (even if not proven)? Closer to Truth examines rational arguments for and against the existence of God..

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    • EPISODE 4

    What Would Alien Intelligences Mean?

    Do Intelligent aliens exist? There's heated opinion but no evidence. Closer to Truth shows how even the potential existence of intelligent aliens probes meaning and purpose in the universe.

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    Do Intelligent aliens exist? There's heated opinion but no evidence. Closer to Truth shows how even the potential existence of intelligent aliens probes meaning and purpose in the universe.

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    • EPISODE 5

    How Does a Creator God Work?

    Creating is said to be God's essence, but how in practice does God work as a creator? What does God actually do? Closer to Truth asks leading philosophers and theologians to think about God as Creator.

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    Creating is said to be God's essence, but how in practice does God work as a creator? What does God actually do? Closer to Truth asks leading philosophers and theologians to think about God as Creator.

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    • EPISODE 6

    Mysteries Of Cosmic Inflation

    Inflation' describes the early, rapid, enormous expansion of the universe. The theory changed cosmology radically. Closer to Truth traces the history of inflation in discussions with its founders.

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    Inflation' describes the early, rapid, enormous expansion of the universe. The theory changed cosmology radically. Closer to Truth traces the history of inflation in discussions with its founders.

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    • EPISODE 7

    How Is God All Powerful?

    The God of Judaism, Christianity and Islam claims to be all-powerful. Closer to Truth wonders whether this omnipotent God can do everything -- literally everything?

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    The God of Judaism, Christianity and Islam claims to be all-powerful. Closer to Truth wonders whether this omnipotent God can do everything -- literally everything?

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    • EPISODE 8

    Does Metaphysics Reveal Reality?

    Some think metaphysics is ancient nonsense; others that it’s the bizarre occult. Closer to Truth explores real metaphysics, which asks the most profound questions and seeks the deepest truths.

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    Some think metaphysics is ancient nonsense; others that it’s the bizarre occult. Closer to Truth explores real metaphysics, which asks the most profound questions and seeks the deepest truths.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Complexity from Simplicity?

    Our universe began as a swirling, seething, simple plasma—everything, everywhere, all the same. Today we have galaxies, stars, planets, people. Closer to Truth considers how such structure came about?

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    Our universe began as a swirling, seething, simple plasma—everything, everywhere, all the same. Today we have galaxies, stars, planets, people. Closer to Truth considers how such structure came about?

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    • EPISODE 10

    Do Humans Have Free Will?

    Are we free to choose our paths or is our destiny predetermined? Some say that free will is an illusion. Others, that it’s a mystery. Closer to Truth asks diverse experts whether we actually have free will.

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    Are we free to choose our paths or is our destiny predetermined? Some say that free will is an illusion. Others, that it’s a mystery. Closer to Truth asks diverse experts whether we actually have free will.

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    • EPISODE 11

    What's God About?

    Theists and atheists debate whether God exists. But what 'God' are they arguing over? Closer to Truth examines the diverse types of gods that populate the world's religions.

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    Theists and atheists debate whether God exists. But what 'God' are they arguing over? Closer to Truth examines the diverse types of gods that populate the world's religions.

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    • EPISODE 12

    Does Consciousness Lead to God?

    Why does the mystery of consciousness lead some to the brain and others to God? Closer to Truth inquires whether consciousness points to the existence of God.

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    Why does the mystery of consciousness lead some to the brain and others to God? Closer to Truth inquires whether consciousness points to the existence of God.

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    • EPISODE 13

    The Mystery of Existence

    Call all-that-exists 'Something'. Why is there 'Something' rather than 'Nothing'? Closer to Truth examines the haunting mystery of why is there anything at all?

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    Call all-that-exists 'Something'. Why is there 'Something' rather than 'Nothing'? Closer to Truth examines the haunting mystery of why is there anything at all?

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