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Part 2: The Big & The Small

Season 1 Episode 102 | 56m 45s

“The Big & The Small” dramatizes the fact that humans are almost exactly the same distance—in terms of powers of ten—between an atom and a star. But where do we fit in the moral universe? Alan speaks with an advanced android and then a rabbi, a bio-ethicist, and the Dalai Lama about whether such a being could achieve consciousness and whether we could unplug her without asking permission.

Aired: 01/06/23 | Expires: 03/07/23
Part 2: The Big & The Small
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
How advances in science and technology are causing us to evolve into a new species.
Alan reconciles transcendent experiences with the material world of atoms and molecules.