Join Professors Colin Blakemore and Tom McLeish as they discuss how science is itself at the heart of being human, and can be traced back through art, philosophy and ancient stories, including those in religious traditions.
Humans, through time and across the world, have consistently expressed patterns of believing and belonging through shared narrative and practice.
In this discussion, chaired by award-winning journalist, writer and BBC broadcaster Samira Ahmed, scientists Colin Blakemore and Tom McLeish examine how the cognitive impetus that drove the emergence of science might be considered to be the same impetus that fostered religion and other metaphysical beliefs.
This conversation will be chaired by award-winning journalist, writer and BBC broadcaster Samira Ahmed and is hosted in partnership with the British Museum as part of their 'Living with gods' exhibition.
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