Are We Hardwired for Belief?

March 14, 2011

Three stories of faith reveal how it is natural for us to use our brain to make meaning of our lives. What's the science behind belief? Is there a physiological explanation for why humans throughout time have developed creeds and dogma? Is it natural for us to express our values and if so, why? What does science have to say about why people turn to religion? Do humans rely on belief systems during certain times of their lives more than others? If so, why? What happens when those beliefs are challenged and deemed obsolete? Where do we turn if we no longer believe but may feel like we are hardwired to turn to religious beliefs?  Click here to watch.

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