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Americans and religion increasingly parting ways

29/01/2014 10:35
Religious affiliation in the United States is at its lowest point since it began to be tracked in the 1930s, according to analysis of newly released survey data. Last year, one in five Americans...

Science and religion do mix? Only 15 percent of scientists at major research universities see religion and science always in conflict

29/01/2014 10:34
Throughout history, science and religion have appeared as being in perpetual conflict, but a new study suggests that only a minority of scientists at major research universities see religion and...

'Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view': Jediism and other religious movements

29/01/2014 10:32
According to Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi- 1983), 'truth' is simply a state of mind. With this in mind, is religion of any sort meaningless unless it has some personal...

Evidence of biological basis for religion in human evolution

29/01/2014 10:30
In studying the differences in brain interactions between religious and non-religious subjects, researchers conclude there must be a biological basis for the evolution of religion in human societies....

Where Religious Belief And Disbelief Meet

29/01/2014 10:29
While the human brain responds very differently to religious and nonreligious propositions, the process of believing or disbelieving a statement, whether religious or not, seems to be governed by the...

Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, study shows

29/01/2014 10:28
A new study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers. The study finds that thinking analytically increases disbelief among believers and skeptics alike,...

'Belief in science' increases in stressful situations

29/01/2014 10:26
A faith in the explanatory and revealing power of science increases in the face of stress or anxiety, a study by psychologists suggests. The researchers argue that a 'belief in science' may help...

Death anxiety increases atheists' unconscious belief in God

29/01/2014 10:17
When non-religious people think about their own death they become more consciously skeptical about religion, but unconsciously grow more receptive to religious belief, new research suggests. New...

Religious beliefs impact levels of worry

29/01/2014 10:15
Researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital have found that those who believe in a benevolent God tend to worry less and be more tolerant of life's uncertainties than those who believe in an...
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