Thursday, August 11, 2005

Scientists Believe in God

A new study by Rice University (on the heels of a Univ. of Chicago one from June) shows that belief in God amongst scientists varies by discipline.
Nearly 38 percent of natural scientists -- people in disciplines like physics, chemistry and biology -- said they do not believe in God. Only 31 percent of the social scientists do not believe.
Of course, I'm not sure social scientists count as scientists, but....

What's amazing is that the study of nearly 1,700 faculty members at research universities found that 62% of natural scientists do believe in God (or, rather, 38% do not). That's pretty high (note how they mention 38% don't believe as opposed to 62% who do).

Makes the whole Creationism/Intelligent Design/Evolution debate take on a different twist.