scientists' religious beliefs (was: Evolution's Imperative)

Rich Daniel (
Sun, 21 Mar 1999 15:03:37 -0500 (EST)

Kevin O'Brien wrote:

> ...Christians outnumber atheists in the sciences...

Do you have a reference for this? According to Larson and Witham in
"Scientists are still keeping the faith", Nature, April 3, 1997 (as quoted
in, only 40% of
American scientists believe in the kind of God that hears prayers and
grants immortality. (For biologists, the figure is only 30%.)

Scientists who call themselves Christians might outnumber scientists
who call themselves atheists (in America), but what about agnostics?

Rich Daniel