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Closer to Truth

Website: http://www.closertotruth.com/
Next Airing: Sun, Feb 28th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV

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Closer To Truth is the definitive series on Cosmos, Consciousness and God, a global journey in search of the vital ideas of existence. It is the most complete, compelling, and accessible series on Cosmos, Consciousness and God ever produced for television. Closer To Truth explores fundamental issues of universe, brain/mind, religion, meaning and purpose through intimate, candid conversations with leading scientists, philosophers, scholars, theologians and creative thinkers of all kinds. The shows are a rich visual experience, shot entirely on location in high definition with multiple cameras generating film-like production values. The visual lushness of the high definition, on-location productions, combined with the intriguing titles of the shows, builds audiences already interested in such perennial topics. Each 30-minute episode features four to seven of the world's foremost thinkers. The series as a whole features 128 such authorities in what we believe to be the most comprehensive and definitive treatment of these topics ever presented in visual or electronic media.

Episodes:

  • Is God Responsible for Evil?

    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?

    Next Airing: Sun, Feb 28th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 11/8/2018 to 11/7/2021
  • What Is Information?

    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?

    Next Airing: Sun, Mar 7th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 11/8/2018 to 11/7/2021
  • Can Design Point to God?

    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?

    Next Airing: Sun, Mar 14th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 11/8/2018 to 11/7/2021
  • What Is Truth?

    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?

    Next Airing: Sun, Mar 21st, 2021 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 11/8/2018 to 11/7/2021
  • Does Information Create The Cosmos?

    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'.

    Next Airing: Sun, Mar 28th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 11/8/2018 to 11/7/2021
  • Why A Body in a Resurrection?

    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?

    Next Airing: Sun, Apr 4th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/3/2015 to 11/7/2021
  • Must Multiple Universes Exist?

    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?

    Next Airing: Sun, Apr 11th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 11/8/2018 to 11/7/2021
  • Toward A Science of Consciousness

    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."

    Next Airing: Sun, Apr 18th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/3/2015 to 11/7/2021
  • Big Questions In Free Will Part I

    What is free will? Do we have free will? The 'Big Questions in Free Will' project tackles these issues in a multi-year study. In Part I, Scientists and philosophers research, test, and advance thinking on free will.

    Next Airing: Sun, Apr 25th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/3/2015 to 11/7/2021
  • Big Questions In Free Will Part II

    How we think about free will affects how we live our lives and structure our societies. In Part II of our following the multi-year 'Big Questions in Free Will' project, experts discuss the psychological, social and moral aspects of Free Will.

    Next Airing: Sun, May 2nd, 2021 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/3/2015 to 11/7/2021
  • Can Free Will Survive God's Fore-Knowledge

    The tension between human free will and God's knowledge of the future threatens both. It's called God's 'foreknowledge'-God knowing now what will happen later-and one need not believe in God to appreciate the puzzles.

    Next Airing: Sun, May 9th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/3/2015 to 11/7/2021
  • How Can God Not Be Free?

    Does God have real choices? Or is God bound tightly by God's own nature? Can God do absolutely everything? Can God be 'brave'? Can God 'improve'? For God to be God, how can God be constrained all?

    Next Airing: Sun, May 16th, 2021 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/3/2015 to 11/7/2021
  • Does God's Knowledge Ruin Free Will?

    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?

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 6/4/2020 to 6/3/2022
  • Does Moral Responsibility Require Free Will?

    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?

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 6/4/2020 to 6/3/2022
  • How The Mind Heals The Body?

    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?

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 11/8/2018 to 11/7/2021
  • Is God Totally Free?

    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.

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 6/4/2020 to 6/3/2022
  • What Can We Learn from Alternative Gods?

    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?"

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 6/4/2020 to 6/3/2022
  • What Causes Religious Belief?

    Why are religions so pervasive, across diverse human cultures? If God exists, would God have made it so? But there are entirely natural reasons to expect the widespread belief in God.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 6/4/2020 to 6/3/2022
  • What Things Are Real?

    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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 6/4/2020 to 6/3/2022
  • Why God, Not Nothing?

    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'?

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 6/4/2020 to 6/3/2022

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