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.
Does Information Create The Cosmos? (#1406) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Of what is reality made? What are the most basic building blocks from which the cosmos is constructed? Particles? Mass-Energy? Forces? Fields? A new candidate is 'Information'-'IT from BIT'.
Why A Body in a Resurrection? (#1407) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Judaism, Christianity and Islam teach the 'resurrection of the body', the person brought back to life. But isn't a 'body' out of place in a nonphysical hereafter? Isn't a body a burden throughout eternity? Moreover, how to resurrect a body?
Must Multiple Universes Exist? (#1408) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Of all human knowledge, the most stunning may be multiple universes-very many universes, perhaps an infinite number of universes. Are multiple universes-the 'multiverse'-scientific fact, theory or speculation?
Toward A Science of Consciousness (#1409) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Why do we have inner awareness? Why does it 'feel like something' inside to see, hear, taste, think? It's called 'consciousness' and it seems mysterious-but can science explain it? We talk to experts at the 20th biennial conference, "Toward a Science of Consciousness."
Big Questions In Free Will Part I (#1410) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
What is free will? Do we have free will? The 'Big Questions in Free Will' project tackles these issues in a multi-year study. In Part I, Scientists and philosophers research, test, and advance thinking on free will.
Big Questions In Free Will Part II (#1411) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
How we think about free will affects how we live our lives and structure our societies. In Part II of our following the multi-year 'Big Questions in Free Will' project, experts discuss the psychological, social and moral aspects of Free Will.
Can Free Will Survive God's Fore-Knowledge (#1412) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
The tension between human free will and God's knowledge of the future threatens both. It's called God's 'foreknowledge'-God knowing now what will happen later-and one need not believe in God to appreciate the puzzles.
How Can God Not Be Free? (#1413) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Does God have real choices? Or is God bound tightly by God's own nature? Can God do absolutely everything? Can God be 'brave'? Can God 'improve'? For God to be God, how can God be constrained all?