Friday, June 29, 2007

Scientific Study Does Not Cause Atheism

Some poor Catholic mom is now breathing a sigh of relief because her son just decided to become a physicist.

Seriously, this article at LiveScience purports that household upbringing is mostly credited with the idea that scientists are less religious than the general population. It's a small study--about 1500 scientists. Now wait until you read this part:

Specifically, the survey contacted researchers specializing in physics, chemistry, biology, sociology, economics, political science, psychology and other fields.

I wonder if they stuck with the hard sciences (physics, chemistry, biology) what the percentages would be. There is a huge difference between people who have to use surveys and statistics, and people who are up to their necks in equations and scientific experiments.

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