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Atheism is well-represented in the Sciences.
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Atheism is well-represented in the Sciences.
One can be an open atheist and at the same time a well-respected scientist:

Pew Research Center -- Scientists and Belief

In particular, I was pleased to see the percentage of physicists and astronomers who were wholly atheistic:

[Image: Scientists-and-Belief-3.gif]
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RE: Atheism is well-represented in the Sciences.
(July 3, 2019 at 10:18 pm)Jehanne Wrote: One can be an open atheist and at the same time a well-respected scientist:

Pew Research Center -- Scientists and Belief

In particular, I was pleased to see the percentage of physicists and astronomers who were wholly atheistic:

[Image: Scientists-and-Belief-3.gif]

Kind of surprised by the "Biological and Medical" atheists being proportionately smaller than the "Physics and Astronomy" crowd, of which I am one. I knew few people with biology degrees who were not atheists. Maybe the medical people made a difference?
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RE: Atheism is well-represented in the Sciences.
(July 3, 2019 at 10:30 pm)Fireball Wrote: Kind of surprised by the "Biological and Medical" atheists being proportionately smaller than the "Physics and Astronomy" crowd, of which I am one. I knew few people with biology degrees who were not atheists. Maybe the medical people made a difference?

Also surprising that the youngest cohort has the most believers.
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RE: Atheism is well-represented in the Sciences.
(July 3, 2019 at 10:40 pm)Belaqua Wrote:
(July 3, 2019 at 10:30 pm)Fireball Wrote: Kind of surprised by the "Biological and Medical" atheists being proportionately smaller than the "Physics and Astronomy" crowd, of which I am one. I knew few people with biology degrees who were not atheists. Maybe the medical people made a difference?

Also surprising that the youngest cohort has the most believers.

That scale starts at age 18, though. It may be that as time goes by some scientists drift from theism into atheism.
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RE: Atheism is well-represented in the Sciences.
Interesting results.  It seems, though, that in almost every case, the number of believers are still in the majority (sometimes significantly so).

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: Atheism is well-represented in the Sciences.
(July 4, 2019 at 5:39 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Interesting results.  It seems, though, that in almost every case, the number of believers are still in the majority (sometimes significantly so).

Boru

The so-called conservative Christians are in a small minority, which is really the most important result.
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RE: Atheism is well-represented in the Sciences.
(July 3, 2019 at 10:30 pm)Fireball Wrote:
(July 3, 2019 at 10:18 pm)Jehanne Wrote: One can be an open atheist and at the same time a well-respected scientist:

Pew Research Center -- Scientists and Belief

In particular, I was pleased to see the percentage of physicists and astronomers who were wholly atheistic:

[Image: Scientists-and-Belief-3.gif]

Kind of surprised by the "Biological and Medical" atheists being proportionately smaller than the "Physics and Astronomy" crowd, of which I am one. I knew few people with biology degrees who were not atheists. Maybe the medical people made a difference?

You should be disturbed by the higher percentage of "don't know". 

And I'm going to guess that they included a high number of chiropractors in the survey.  

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RE: Atheism is well-represented in the Sciences.
(July 4, 2019 at 8:20 am)wyzas Wrote:
(July 3, 2019 at 10:30 pm)Fireball Wrote: Kind of surprised by the "Biological and Medical" atheists being proportionately smaller than the "Physics and Astronomy" crowd, of which I am one. I knew few people with biology degrees who were not atheists. Maybe the medical people made a difference?

You should be disturbed by the higher percentage of "don't know". 

And I'm going to guess that they included a high number of chiropractors in the survey.  

Panic

Anyone can join the AAAS; I was a member for a year.
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RE: Atheism is well-represented in the Sciences.
(July 4, 2019 at 9:43 am)Jehanne Wrote:
(July 4, 2019 at 8:20 am)wyzas Wrote: You should be disturbed by the higher percentage of "don't know". 

And I'm going to guess that they included a high number of chiropractors in the survey.  

Panic

Anyone can join the AAAS; I was a member for a year.

With no vetting to keep out the CS/ID people? Holy crap on a cracker!
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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RE: Atheism is well-represented in the Sciences.
(July 4, 2019 at 9:43 am)Jehanne Wrote:
(July 4, 2019 at 8:20 am)wyzas Wrote: You should be disturbed by the higher percentage of "don't know". 

And I'm going to guess that they included a high number of chiropractors in the survey.  

Panic

Anyone can join the AAAS; I was a member for a year.

What? So those survey results don't mean shit then?

Edit: 

Quote:AAAS membership is open to all — whether you’re a career scientist, engineer, student, or passionate champion for science, you belong here... From Here.

eta#2 I should have read the link before jumping in with the Bah humbug.

Quote:A survey of scientists who are 'members' of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
It's amazing 'science' always seems to 'find' whatever it is funded for, and never the oppsite. Drich.
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