Intelligent Design and the Scientific Community


by Jacob Jedamus-Denu on Apr 1, 2014 | Views: 673 | Score: 12
General PublicScientists
Believe in God8333
Believe in a higher power1218
Don't believe in either441
Don't know/refused17
Percentage
Sources: pewforum.org
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Jacob Jedamus-Denu
Jacob Jedamus-Denu on Apr 1, 2014 9:37 PM said:

According to a 2009 PEW research survey, American scientists are much less religious than the general public. Forty-one percent of scientists don't believe in God or a higher power, while only four percent of Americans share this view.

Allan Stuart H.
Allan Stuart H. on Apr 2, 2014 12:08 PM said:

Part of the scientific method is to suspend "belief" in pursuit of empirical data- it's a "show me the beef" world view. Most "belief" systems are inculcated, or socialized, into the lives of young people before they have a choice. The belief is assumed because loved ones follow and teach it. But as the student becomes a scientist, a new methodology is learned, the scientific method. When the rigors of the method are applied to the teachings of a religion,. So, perhaps it makes sense that scientists are leading "doubters".

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
Jacob Jedamus-Denu on Apr 27, 2014 6:02 PM said:

I like how you tie the scientific method to an understanding of religion. I wonder what percentage of scientists began their studies with a belief in religion, and ended without one? What I like is that applying the scientific method to religion likely leaves one with two choices: alter their religious view, or alter their understanding of science.

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