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CLOSER TO TRUTH: SCIENCE, MEANING AND THE FUTURE
April 2003 (check local listings)
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This 15-part series, hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn, explores the latest
scientific research, philosophical thinking and expressions of human
creativity. Some of the world's most esteemed experts, including Nobel
laureates, best-selling authors and renowned scholars, engage in a series of
spontaneous and intimate conversations that combine hard facts with an
inspiring - and breathtaking - look into the future. Producer: Lawrence
Kuhn. Contact: Tim Fisher, Fisher Company, Tel.: 914/674-6164; Fax:
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"Is Science Fiction Science?"---Science fiction is really a look at human
history, society and even human nature. Three authors of popular science
fiction - Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Sphere,
The Andromeda Strain, creator of "ER" and a medical doctor; David Brin,
author of Kiln People, The Postman, Earth and a Ph.D. in space science; and
Octavia Butler, author of Survivor, Parable of the Sower, Parable of the
Talents (Nebula Award) and a MacArthur Fellow - spar over exactly how
science fiction is constrained by known science and then question the value
of science fiction. (CTOT #301, softfeed 4/3/03, 1530-1600)