Friday, July 17, 2009

1 in 3 Scientists believe in God!


About one out of every three scientists in the United States professed believing in God, a recent survey found.
That figure is strikingly lower than the proportion of the general American public that say they believe in God (83 percent), according to the report by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and the American Association for the Advancement of Science...
...Other interesting findings in the Pew report include huge differences between scientists who believe humans have evolved over time (87 percent) and Americans in general who hold this belief (32 percent); a large gap between the percentage of scientists who say the earth is warming because of human activity (84 percent) and the percentage of the public who agree with this statement (49 percent); and the proportion of scientists who favor federal funding for embryonic stem cell research (93 percent) and the general public who support such research (58 percent).

This is why I don't look to scientists as those who have all the answers. If one begins with the premise that there is no god, one will interpret all one's findings through that lens. It all depends on what glasses one is wearing. I wear a different set of specs!

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