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Closer to Truth Previous Broadcasts

How Can We Know Anything? (Episode #1807)

KQED World: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

How can we have confidence in what we know or believe? What is knowledge? What is belief? How is belief justified? And, is justified belief, knowledge? How can we not doubt everything?

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  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

What Is Philosophy of Biology? (Episode #1806)

KQED World: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

Biology has big questions. What is life, language, race, gender, morality, wisdom, religion, extraterrestrial intelligence? A new field of inquiry seeks underlying structure and coherence.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

Cosmology and Creation? (Episode #1805)

KQED World: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

To most physicists, mindless laws generated the universe. A few believe that a supreme being is the creator. But don't the discoveries of cosmology eliminate the need for supernatural causes?

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  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

Does Consciousness Require A Radical Explanation? (Episode #1804)

KQED World: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

What causes consciousness? Our inner sense of awareness is at once most mundane and most bizarre. No explanation makes sense. Here are three novel candidates for explaining consciousness.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

Why Consonance In Science and Religion? (Episode #1803)

KQED World: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

The relationship between science and theology has easy conflicts and hard harmonies. Is consonance possible? What is consonance in science and religion that we should quest for it?

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  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
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