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Why the Cosmos?: John Polkinghorne - Closer to Truth

Updated: Sep 22, 2023

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Why the Cosmos?: John Polkinghorne - Closer to Truth

The search for meaning and purpose is humanity's never-ending quest. Some say that 'how' questions belong to the realm of science, but 'why' questions do not. Yet extraordinary scientific discoveries offer radical powers of explanation. Can 'why' questions be brought into science? What about the biggest 'why' of them all?

The Rev. John Charlton Polkinghorne was an English theoretical physicist, theologian, and writer. He was professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Cambridge, and he resigned his chair to become an ordained Anglican priest.

Closer to Truth, hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn and directed by Peter Getzels, presents the world’s greatest thinkers exploring humanity’s deepest questions. Discover fundamental issues of existence. Engage new and diverse ways of thinking. Appreciate intense debates. Share your own opinions. Seek your own answers.

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