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.
What Is Truth? (#1405) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Everyone wants to know 'Truth'. But what is Truth? People argue about Truth; people fight about Truth-consider politics and religion. But what is the basic meaning of Truth itself?
- KQED World: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 3:30am
- KQED World: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 10:30am
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."