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Delmarva Today 10-08-2021

What happens when a society embraces ideological beliefs or models of the world that share little or no sense of reality? Does a dystopian world follow?

This is the third and final hour-long special program in Delmarva Public Media’s series on belief. Harold Wilson’s guests are Dr. Adam Wood, Department Head and Professor of English at Valdosta State University; Dr. Grant Wilson, Professor and Graduate Program Director Dept. of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts; Dr. Christine A. James, Professor Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies also at Valdosta State University; And Don Rush, Associate Program Director – Senior Producer News and Public Affairs. 

The first program in the series discussed what belief is, how beliefs are developed, and the role they play in decision making, and actions. The second program considered how beliefs change. The role of rationality, analysis, and self-reflection in changing beliefs was reviewed.  Today, Wilson and his guests look at the current nature of our beliefs as they are seen being played out in the fields of politics, religion, and culture.