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Philosophy Talk: Why Is There Something Rather than Nothing?

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Science can explain what happens. But can it explain why anything happens at all?  

The old metaphysical question – why anything exists at all – has perplexed and intrigued humankind for ages. It has long been a question reserved for philosophers, but now some physicists claim to have answered it. Yet these attempts have raised questions of their own: is this even a meaningful question in the first place? Can it be answered by science alone, or is philosophy necessary? And what will answering the question mean for us? John and Ken find something to talk about with Jim Holt, author of Why Does The World Exist: An Existential Detective Story. Sunday 1/06 at 11 am and Tuesday 1/08 at 12 noon.