How Do Persons Maintain Their Identity?

From Robert Lawrence Kuhn, host and creator of Closer To Truth:

I am myself. I am a self. What does it mean to be a self?
Remember yourself as a child, say, attending grade school. Look at an old photo. Then look in the mirror. Those two pictures are the same person, right? How so? They don’t look the same. Their memories are different. Virtually every atom that composed that child’s body has gone from the adult’s.
I do feel unity across time. Is my solidified self an illusion? How do people maintain their identity?
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What’s Real About Time?

From Robert Lawrence Kuhn, host and creator of Closer To Truth:

What “time” is it? How much “time” does it take to buy groceries? Time seems so natural: the flow of moments, the knife’s-edge present, the indeterminable past, the unknowable future. Time—the absolute standard.
But what seems so natural and absolute is in reality not so. Einstein shocked the world by showing that time was relative. What does “relative” mean? What new ideas do scientists have about time? What’s real about time?
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Can Religion Be Explained Without God?

From Robert Lawrence Kuhn, host and creator of Closer To Truth:

I want to believe in God, but “religion” stops me. I hope God has less to do with religion, and religion with God, than we usually think.
Some claim that religion needs nothing supernatural, that religion, without God, can form and flourish. To others, the claim is blasphemous: God exists and religion is God’s revelation. All agree that religion affects humanity profoundly.
Why is religion a force so powerful? Even those who believe in God should understand how personal psychology and group sociology drive religion.
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What Things Are Conscious?

From Robert Lawrence Kuhn, host and creator of Closer To Truth:

I am haunted by consciousness: the great mystery of inner awareness, seemingly so commonplace, truly so astounding. When science finally finishes the puzzle of the universe, the riddle of consciousness, many believe, will remain largely unsolved.
I search for consciousness. Where to find it? Humans, obviously (though some, like solipsists, may not be sure). Animals? Which animals? Chimps, elephants, dolphins, dogs? Termites, snails, amoeba, bacteria?
What about nonbiological intelligences? Super-parallel, supercomputers of the future?
What things are conscious?
I start with science and naturalism, then seek some speculation, even a bit of the bizarre.
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