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Majority of Scientists Don’t Believe in God

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A new survey has found that one out of every three scientists say they believe in God – a number similar to what was found in a survey from the 1920s. The report was conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The survey found that not much has changed in the last century regarding the religious beliefs of scientists. The majority still don’t believe in God (41 percent) – a number that is strikingly lower than that of the general American public where 83 percent profess to believe in God with only four percent saying they do not. However, a Christian biochemist after examining the report said the comparably small number of scientists who believe in God is nothing to be alarmed over. "I see a lot of reason to be very encouraged by these results," said Dr Fazale Rana, vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe ministry, to The Christian Post.  "The take home message is that if science and religion are incompatible then there is no way we would still see 30-40 per cent of scientists acknowledge there is a God or higher power behind everything," he contended. Besides asking about belief in God, the survey of more than 2,533 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) also asked about belief in a higher power. Eighteen per cent of scientists said they believe in a higher power or universal spirit, while 12 per cent of the public said so. © All Rights Reserved, Living His Life Abundantly®/Women of Grace®  http://www.womenofgrace.com

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