Why Are We Here?
Today science says it has found the rules which explain everything, from particles to galaxies, from genes to our minds. But the explanation comes at a cost, for the rules, some scientists say, have no meaning. There is no question, they say, of asking why, no room for purpose or moral certainty.
But is this really true? Is this what we must accept? Could we really be creatures made to see and seek meaning in a universe where none exists? Or are there, even within science itself, clues that might give us back a sense of meaning and purpose?
In this series Oxford Physics Professor Ard Louis is joined by distinguished science documentary film maker and presenter David Malone. They travel to India, Senegal and the United States to meet some of the world’s best physicists, mathematicians, philosophers, neuroscientists and biologists to discuss and debate questions about meaning and the nature of the universe.
This Day in History
- 9:30pm Volatile Earth
- 10:30pm Who Killed Rasputin?
- 11:30pm Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands Rec
- 12:00am Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands Rec
- 12:30am Great Australians With Alan Jones Rec
- 1:30am Nazi Hunters Rec
- 2:30am Dead of Winter: The Donner Party Rec
- 4:00am Families That Changed The World Rec
- 4:45am Nefertiti: The Lonely Queen Rec
- 5:30am Volatile Earth Rec
- 6:30am Who Killed Rasputin? Rec
- 7:30am Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands Rec
- 8:00am Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands Rec
- 8:30am Time Team Rec
- 9:30am Time Team Rec
- 10:30am The Cars That Made Us Rec
- 11:30am Families That Changed The World Rec
- 12:30pm Nefertiti: The Lonely Queen Rec
- 1:30pm Strategy: The Genius of Warfare Rec
- 2:30pm Nazi Hunters Rec
- 3:30pm The Civil War by Ken Burns Rec
- 4:30pm Battlefleet Rec
- 5:30pm Building Australia Rec
- 6:00pm Building Australia Rec
- 6:30pm Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways Rec
- 7:30pm Abandoned Engineering Rec