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Playlist: Closer to Truth Season 2

Compiled By: Wayne Knickel

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Is There Life After Death?

From Closer to Truth | Part of the Closer To Truth Radio Hour series | 53:49

The idea of surviving our own physical demise has long obsessed us. But is there any way that our personal awareness could actually transcend physical decay? In part one we ask: Is There Life After Death? Given that there are so many theories on how the afterlife might be possible, can we know if it is real? In part two we ask: What Would Eternal Life Be Like?

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The idea of surviving our own physical demise has long obsessed us. But is there any way that our personal awareness could actually transcend physical decay? In part one we ask: Is There Life After Death? Given that there are so many theories on how the afterlife might be possible, can we know if it is real? In part two we ask: What Would Eternal Life Be Like?

Contributors:  

Steven Braude, Professor of Philosophy, University of Maryland

J.P. Moreland, Professor of Philosophy, Biola University

Nancey Murphy, Philosopher of Religion, Fuller Theological Seminary

Seyyed Hussein Nasr, Professor of Islamic Studies, George Washington University

V.V. Raman, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology

David Shatz, Professor of Philosophy, Yeshiva University

Huston Smith, Legendary Scholar of World Religions

Richard Swinburne, Emeritus Professor of Christian Philosophy, Oxford University

Michael Tooley, Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado
Master Hsing Yun, Renowned Chinese Buddhist Monk

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How Many Universes Exist?

From Closer to Truth | Part of the Closer To Truth Radio Hour series | 53:51

Could it be that our Universe is not the only one? In fact, many scientists believe it is not. In part one, we ask: How Many Universes Exist? If we assume that there are multiple universes that really exist, it could change how we see science, humanity, even God. In part two, we ask: What Would Multiple Universes Mean?

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How Many Universes Exist?
Could it be that our Universe is not the only one? In fact, many scientists believe it is not. In part one, we ask: How Many Universes Exist? If we assume that there are multiple universes that really exist, it could change how we see science, humanity, even God. In part two, we ask: What Would Multiple Universes Mean?
Contributors: 
Anthony Aguirre, Associate Professor of Physics, UC-Santa Cruz
Paul Davies, Physicist, Arizona State University
Alan Guth, Professor of Physics, MIT
Andre Linde, Professor of Physics, Stanford Univ.
Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, Cosmologist, Cambridge University
Leonard Susskind, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Stanford Univ.
Max Tegmark, Physicist and Cosmologist, MIT
Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate in Physics

What Would an Infinite Cosmos Mean?

From Closer to Truth | Part of the Closer To Truth Radio Hour series | 53:52

We know that our Universe is unfathomably large, but could it be literally infinite in size? In part one, we ask: What Would an Infinite Cosmos Mean? It seems more and more likely that our Universe is not the only one – and that perhaps there are an unlimited number of other Universes. In part two, we ask: Must Multiple Universes Exist?

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We know that our Universe is unfathomably large, but could it be literally infinite in size? In part one, we ask: What Would an Infinite Cosmos Mean? It seems more and more likely that our Universe is not the only one – and that perhaps there are an unlimited number of other Universes. In part two, we ask: Must Multiple Universes Exist?

Contributors:

Anthony Aguirre, Associate Professor of Physics, UC-Santa Cruz

Raphael Bousso, Professor of Physics, UC-Berkeley

Sean Carroll, Research Professor in Physics, California Institute of Technology

Paul Davies, Physicist, Arizona State University

Alan Guth, Professor of Physics, MIT

Joshua Knobe, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Yale Univ.

Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, Cosmologist, Cambridge Univ.

Max Tegmark, Physicist and Cosmologist, MIT

Alexander Vilenkin, Director of the Institute of Cosmology, Tufts University