The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture Series presents “Faith and Human Nature,” a talk by Mel Konner, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology, Emory University.
In recent years, some scientists and philosophers have both predicted and recommended the elimination of religion from human life. What is the basis for their claims? Is faith an integral part of human nature? We will consider how faith evolved, how it develops, and how, despite the validity of atheism, faith is universal across human cultures because it is embedded in the genes and in the brain.