EPISODE 1 - The faith imperative

Dan Serb

What shapes our convictions? We live in a pluralistic world, marked by diversity, where traditional ideas spawn dissonant tones; where globalisation has disenfranchised ideologies; where the Internet has compressed distance and time; and where access to information is virtually instant. In this episode, we focus on some of the latest research on the psychology of faith, about which Lawrence Krauss claims that “we are wired to believe and need to fight against it”, while Christopher Hitchens exasperatedly affirms that “religion is ineradicable!”.