Closer to Truth
This series on Cosmos, Consciousness and God is a global journey in search of the vital ideas of existence. It explores fundamental issues through intimate, candid conversations with leading scientists, philosophers, scholars, theologians and creative thinkers of all kinds. Dr Robert Lawrence Kuhn, creator and host of the series, seeks answers to fundamental issues of universe, meaning and purpose, with each episode featuring 4 to 7 of the world's foremost thinkers.
Closer to Truth Previous Broadcasts
Does God's Knowledge Ruin Free Will? (Episode #1312)
KQED World: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 -- 4:30 AM
Since God (supposedly) knows everything and can never be wrong, including about future events, how could those future events not come to pass? If we cannot do other than what God knew prior, how then free will?
- KQED World: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
Why God, Not Nothing? (Episode #1311)
KQED World: Fri, Jan 16, 2015 -- 4:30 AM
To solve the great mystery 'Why does Anything At All Exist?', many invoke 'God'. But isn't God also 'Anything'? How could God be the reason why there is 'Something' rather than 'Nothing'?
- KQED World: Fri, Jan 16, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
What Can We Learn from Alternative Gods? (Episode #1310)
KQED World: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 -- 4:30 AM
Novel concepts of God challenge theism-rejecting the God of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Is this 'heresy'? Or enlarging our vision of what the Ultimate can be like?"
- KQED World: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
Free Will for Moral Responsibility? (Episode #1309)
KQED World: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 -- 4:30 AM
Philosophers and brain scientists argue that our 'will' is less 'free' than we think. How do debates about free will impact morality and civil society, including the judicial system and legal defenses?
- KQED World: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 -- 10:30 AM