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Episode Synopsis

The search for meaning and purpose is humanity's never-ending quest. It is said that "How Questions" belong to the realm of science, but "Why Questions" do not. Yet startling scientific discoveries offer radical powers of explanation. Can "Why Questions" belong to science? What about the biggest "Why" of them all?

Episode Segments

1. Owen Gingerich
2. Raymond Kurzweil
3. Max Tegmark
4. John Polkinghorne
5. Steven J. Dick

Why the Cosmos?