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The MIT Survey on Science, Religion and Origins: the Belief Gap
« on: February 12, 2013, 11:17:47 AM »
"We present a detailed survey of how different US faith communities view origins science, particularly evolution and Big Bang cosmology. We find a striking gap between people’s personal beliefs and the official views of the faiths to which they belong. Whereas Gallup reports that 46% of Americans believe that God created humans in their present form less than 10,000 years ago, we find that only 11% belong to religions openly rejecting evolution. This shows that the main divide in the origins debate is not between science and religion, but between a small fundamentalist minority and mainstream religious communities who embrace science. The fact that the gap between personal and official beliefs is so large suggests that part of the controversy might be defused by people learning more about their own religious doctrine and the science it endorses, thereby bridging this belief gap."
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Re: The MIT Survey on Science, Religion and Origins: the Belief Gap
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 07:42:49 PM »
So much for the fundy Atheist myth that religion is inherently anti-Science.
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Re: The MIT Survey on Science, Religion and Origins: the Belief Gap
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 08:12:08 PM »
I just remembered something in my youth. My parents were always against the Big Bang Theory, but I don't know what cosmology they held.

Atleast that 11% isn't higher on rejecting evolution, which is still bizarre considering the number of how many folks believe God made us 10,000 years ago.
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