Questionable Motives

November 8, 2009

PEW report on the paradoxical relationship between science and religion in US

Filed under: Religion,Science,Society — tildeb @ 2:52 pm

Science vs religionWhat is at work here? How can majorities of Americans say they respect science and yet still disagree with the scientific community on some fundamental questions? The answer may be that many in the general public choose not to believe scientific theories and discoveries that seem to contradict religious or other important beliefs. When asked what they would do if scientists were to disprove a particular religious belief, for instance, nearly two-thirds (64%) of people in an October 2006 Time magazine poll said they would continue to hold to what their religion teaches rather than accept a contrary scientific finding.

Complete report here.

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