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Roger Penrose: Mathematics & What Exists

Can Mathematics Elucidate Evolution?

Can Mathematics Explain Biology?

Why do Power Laws Work so Widely?

What is the Deep Meaning of Probability?

What are Breakthroughs in Mathematics?

What Does the “Unreasonable Effectiveness” of Mathematics Mean?

Why is Mathematics True & Beautiful?

Does mathematics have two transcendent attributes: truth and beauty? What makes math true? What makes math beautiful? Are there different kinds of mathematical existence? How can math combine idealized perfection and explanatory simplicity?

Season 22

To seek the foundations of reality we look through the prism of mathematics. Mathematics is the universal language anyone, anywhere, can appreciate. We ask profound questions. Why is math true and beautiful? Is math intrinsic or imposed? Why math’s “unreasonable effectiveness”? What are mathematical breakthroughs? Why probability and power laws? Can math explain biology, elucidate…

What Would Transhuman Brains Mean?

How brain enhancements can correct disabilities are important questions. But not Closer To Truth questions. What happens to personal identity? Would “I” still be me? What about moral standing? Would it change? Could my mind be uploaded? Would “I” live on?

Can Music Probe Human Mentality?

How Do Human Brains Experience Music?

How does the brain process sounds, transforming mechanical changes in air pressure into astonishing mental experiences we call music? The neuroscience of music – from enrapturing love songs to martial national anthems – is radically challenging.