|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Eminent scientists reject the supernatural: A survey of the Fellows of the Royal Society|
Cornwell, R Elisabeth
|Keywords:||Religion and science|
|Citation:||Stirrat M & Cornwell RE (2013) Eminent scientists reject the supernatural: A survey of the Fellows of the Royal Society, Evolution: Education and Outreach, 6 (1), Art. No.: 33.|
|Abstract:||Fellows of the Royal Society of London were invited to participate in a survey of attitudes toward religion. They were asked about their beliefs in a personal God, the existence of a supernatural entity, consciousness surviving death, and whether religion and science occupy non-overlapping magisteria (NOMA). Overwhelmingly the majority of Fellows affirmed strong opposition to the belief in a personal god, to the existence of a supernatural entity and to survival of death. On 'NOMA', the majority of Fellows indicated neither a strong disagreement nor strong agreement. We also found that while (surprisingly) childhood religious upbringing and age were not significantly related to current attitudes toward religion, scientific discipline played a small but significant influence: biological scientists are even less likely to be religious than physical scientists and were more likely to perceive conflict between science and religion.|
|Rights:||Copyright 2013 Stirrat and Cornwell; licensee Springer. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.|
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