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 Things Are Real? (#1308) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Is the physical world real? Or an expression of consciousness. Is consciousness real? Or an illusion? Is there a spirit world? Many dismiss anything other than the physical.
Free Will for Moral Responsibility? (#1309) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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?
What Can We Learn from Alternative Gods? (#1310) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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?"
Why God, Not Nothing? (#1311) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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'?
Does God's Knowledge Ruin Free Will? (#1312) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
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?
What Limits God's Freedom? (#1313) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
If God is God, it seems impossible to limit God's freedom. But can God create a round square? Make 1+1=3? Do evil? Sin? Be brave. There seem to be many things that God cannot do.