From the L.A. Times

According to a survey of members of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, conducted by the Pew Research Center in May and June this year, a majority of scientists (51%) say they believe in God or a higher power, while 41% say they do not.

Furthermore, scientists today are no less likely to believe in God than they were almost 100 years ago, when the scientific community was first polled on this issue. In 1914, 11 years before the Scopes “monkey” trial and four decades before the discovery of the structure of DNA, psychologist James Leuba asked 1,000 U.S. scientists about their views on God. He found the scientific community evenly divided, with 42% saying that they believed in a personal God and the same number saying they did not. Scientists have unearthed many important fossils since then, but they are, if anything, more likely to believe in God today.


February 28, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. I’m an Atheist and no scientist. A lot of the science guys I’ve known are religious. Some are really active in their churches. A lot of the rest of them are tree hugger types, which is just religion by another name. I think the smarter you are and the more you know, the more you need something to believe in.

    I don’t believe in anything. That can’t be so good. I’m not going to pretend I believe if I don’t. I know some that do that too. They are the worst people of all. Worse than me by a mile.

    Comment by reddog | February 28, 2010 | Reply

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