Closer To Truth 1500s
Science & Philosophy Series
Producer: Getzels Gordon Productions & The Kuhn Foundation
Rights: Unlimited, 7/3/15 to 7/2/18
13 x 30
Re-Feed date/Time: Thursday, August 9, 2018 @ 1030-1100 ET/HD04
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.
This series contains all new episodes for the Closer to Truth fans and aficionados in your viewing audience. Soon there will be 195 episodes, which would make a fine daily strip in your schedule. Contact EPS if you are interested in stripping Closer to Truth.
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.
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. An invaluable record of today’s best thinking, this new edition of Closer To Truth includes, in addition to the television series (available in high-definition also), an extensive internet site, and resource materials for educators and informal learners.
1501 Does the Cosmos have a Reason?
How breathtakingly wast is the universe. How majestic. Is there meaning, purpose – a reason? Some scientists say no; we create our own purpose. Others look to God, while some seek meaning in the search for aliens. All see beauty.
1502 Can the Cosmos have a Reason?
Perhaps we cannot know the reason for the universe, if there is any. But is it even possible for the universe to have a reason? If yes, how would natural regularities and rules compare with some kind of goal or God?
1503 Implications of Cosmology?
The universe is strange and wondrous – dauntingly vast, menacingly violent, infinitely complex. There are explanations, but is there a final explanation?
1504 What is God About?
We dig into issues and arguments about God’s existence – and, if God exists, about God’s nature and traits. We explore competing ideas about God and assess divine diversity.
1505 Speculating About God?
In searching, striving to know God – if there is a God – we discover contrasting ways that God could be. It is good to wonder about God, see a landscape of possibilities, get the big picture of what God may be like.
1506 How Could God Intervene in the Universe?
For God to be God, God could not do nothing. If God exists, God must do things. Assuming God created the universe, then God should do things with the universe. But what? And how?
1507 What Could ESP Mean?
Extrasensory perception (ESP) probes reality. If ESP does not exist, then today’s physical world may be all there is. If ESP does exist, then reality may go beyond the physical world. But can ESP be tested by science?
1508 How Could ESP Work?
If ESP were real, would it transcend space and time? How could our minds know stuff, and do stuff, not only beyond our senses, but also beyond the laws of physics? What are possible mechanisms?
1509 How to Argue for God?
Is there a supreme being, a creator of all things, a God? Can arguments – reasons, logic, ways of thinking – cut through traditions, norms, feelings? Believers bear the burden of proof.
1510 Does God Know Everything?
Western religions claim that God is all-knowing. Then the trouble starts. What does it mean to know everything? Is God’s knowledge of the future truth? Are ‘possibilities’ truth? Can God know infinities of truths? Does omniscience test a theistic God?
1511 What is Causation?
Why does one thing ’cause’ another thing? Is causation fundamental, primitive, real – not reducible to, or explainable by, anything else? Or is causation a human construct, derivative artificial? At stake is what existence is about.
1512 Can Dualism Explain Consciousness?
Dualism claims reality has two parts, a physical and a nonphysical (mental or spiritual), both equally real. Dualism is believed by most people but rejected by most philosophers and scientists.
1513 Is Consciousness Ultimate Reality?
Some say that consciousness is the only true reality – that everything else, including the universe, comes from consciousness. If so, how would consciousness relate to the world?
I’ll Have It My Way with Hattie Bryant
“The medicalization of American life from birth to death is killing our souls.”
– Hattie Bryant
As much as we all want to believe we can live forever, we all know deep down that it simply can’t be true.
From this program viewers learn that there are things each of us can do to live fully, all the way to the end. Anyone who is willing to take four simple steps now, while healthy, can minimize if not avoid entirely, the pain, suffering, confusion and disagreements that can arise when end-of-life healthcare wishes are not clearly spelled out.
Americans need this information because 70% say they want to die peacefully surrounded by friends and family … while actually 70% are dying in institutions surrounded by strangers.
Few people choose to contemplate critical illness or the inevitability of death until their time comes. Because possibilities are rarely discussed, many people are unprepared or unable to make critical end-of-life decisions and spend their last days in over-medicalized and unnecessarily painful and protracted situations.
Breaking through the taboo of discussing death, Hattie Bryant shows that we have choices.
Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? with Mark Hyman, MD
Did you know that oatmeal actually isn’t a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn’t build bones, and eggs aren’t the devil? In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, Dr. Mark Hyman looks at every food group and explains what we’ve gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. He also explains food’s crucial role in functional medicine and how food systems and policies affect our environmental and personal health.
With myth-busting insights, easy-to-understand science, and delicious, wholesome recipes, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? is a no-nonsense guide to achieving optimal weight and lifelong health.
Eating real food doesn’t have to be complicated. Dr. Hyman is going to show us the principles of healthy eating by walking through each of the major food catefories – from meats to beverages and everything in between. Dr. Hyman tells the viewer exactly what foods to focus on and what to avoid. He will provide easy steps to get started, taking out all of the guess work of putting together meals. As a bonus, Dr. Hyman will also explain how food is one of the greatest contributors to global warming and pollution, then he will show us what foods will take less of a toll on our environment and our health.