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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Edges of Science

Narrated by: Jim Fleming
Length: 51 mins

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Does science have inherent limits? Physicist Marcelo Gleiser thinks so, and he says it's liberating to know that science can only give us an incomplete picture of reality.

Then, psychologist Carl Jung and physicist Wolfgang Pauli had an extraordinary friendship, feeding off each other's interests in the occult and quantum physics. Arthur Miller has the story.

Next, stories of ghosts and clairvoyants are everywhere, but can they stand up to scientific scrutiny? A hundred years ago, William James led an elite group of scientists to investigate the paranormal. Deborah Blum tells this remarkable story.

After that, physicist Leonard Mlodinow and spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra debate their conflicting worldviews on science and the origins of consciousness.

That's followed by Joshua Ferris, who recommends James Salter's Dusk and Other Stories.

Finally, NBA superstar LeBron James is coming home to Cleveland. So what does it mean for his fans in this blighted rust belt area? Charles Monroe-Kane talks with his fellow Northeast Ohio comrade, journalist David Giffels. [Broadcast Date: August 15, 2014]

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