On Monday 24th Nov, Dr Justin Barrett, a researcher into the cognitive science of religion at the University of Oxford, discussed the implications of his research findings with the biologist Lewis Wolpert, on the Today Programme. Barrett argued that children have a natural default belief in God. This challenges the view of some atheists that religion is learned through family indoctrination. Dr Barrett discussed with Professor Lewis Wolpert whether religion or atheism are learned or innate.
To listen to the discussion, please click on ‘listen again’ options on the Today Programme website.