Brian Cox and Robin Ince host a witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes.

The Age of Conspiracy?

December 10, 2022 0:42:48 41.08 MB Downloads: 0
Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian and author David Baddiel, psychologist Prof Karen Douglas, biologist Prof Matthew Cobb and philosopher Dr Timotheus Vermeulen to discover why conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorists seem to be booming. Is there something about society today that encourages beliefs that seem to go against all evidence and reason: From Flat Earthers, to moon hoaxers and holocaust deniers. Or are conspiracies just part of the human condition and each to their own. Why do some of these alarming theories seem to hold more truth for many than overwhelming data and evidence to the contrary, and how far should we go in accommodating views that seem to have no basis in reality? Executive Producer: Alexandra Feachem