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.
Why Obsess About Free Will? (#1209) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Free will probes consciousness, examines what it means to pick, choose, select, decide. But some say that 'free will' is just a trick of the brain.
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What Is Ultimate Reality? (#1301) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
What's the deepest nature of things? Our world is complex, filled with so much stuff. But down below, what's fundamental? Only the physical world? Or anything nonphysical?
What Is Consciousness? (#1302) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Consciousness is what we know best and explain least. It is the inner subjective experience of what it feels like to see red or smell garlic or hear Beethoven. Consciousness is baffling.
Is This God? (#1303) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Can humans probe God? Can we inquire into God's essence and nature? Is God at all knowable? Or forever beyond human understanding? Let's be bold in questioning God.
Will The Universe Ever End? (#1304) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
In the far, far future, what happens to planets, stars, galaxies, black holes? What's the 'Big Rip' and the 'Big Crunch'? And if 'multiple universes' exist, if one universe ends, do others begin?