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Closer to Truth

Can Design Point to God? (#1404)

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? [29 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

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Series Description: 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.

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  • What Is Truth? (#1405)

    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? [26 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

  • Does Information Create The Cosmos? (#1406)

    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'. [26 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

  • Why A Body in a Resurrection? (#1407)

    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... [26 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

  • Must Multiple Universes Exist? (#1408)

    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... [26 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

Past Episodes

These episodes of Closer to Truth aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.

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