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.
Marvin Minsky: Like No Other (#1613) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
One of artificial intelligence's legendary pioneers, Marvin Minsky, recently died. With this tribute, we celebrate his penetrating analysis of brains, minds, AI, religion and God.
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How The Mind Heals The Body? (#1401) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Stress triggers sickness, shortens life. Tranquility promotes wellness, lengthens life. How we think affects how we feel. Psychosomatic medicine is modern medicine. But what works, and what doesn't? What's science, and what's not?
Is God Responsible for Evil? (#1402) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
How on earth could God be reconciled with massive, monstrous Evil? If God is all-powerful and all-knowing, and if God is the creator, wouldn't God be responsible for evil?
What Is Information? (#1403) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Information is all the rage in science, changing how we think about fundamental questions. Information has many descriptions, some of them surprising. Why is Information so important to scientists and philosophers?
Can Design Point to God? (#1404) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
To argue for God, the easy way appears to be 'design', the obvious order and apparent purpose of the world. How could all of this be if there were no God? Quite easily, says science. What's the deep thinking on both sides?