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  • The vast majority is. There are some scientists who haven't seen the light yet- they cannot come up with an explanation that there is a God and use 'faith' as an excuse. Not very scientific, is it?
  • I think most scientist are open minded and curious but that doesnt mean that they dont believe in god. Many scientist are trying to find cures for disease, find ways that we could use resources that are less harmful to the earth, find evidence that puts murderers and rapist in jail, find ways to help alleviate pain and suffering, find ways to make us safer in natural disasters and many more things that are helpful to mankind. Alot of these scientists do it in the name of god.
  • A little bit of research on this topic shows that there really isn't a consistent answer to this question. Surveys on the religiosity of scientists have given vastly different results. Some surveys have shown a very large majority of scientist are atheists or agnostics. Other surveys show just the opposite. So, I don't know that any one can really give a definitive answer to this question. As for me, I am a scientist who has a very deep belief in the divine. I look at the order in the universe, the beauty of all creation and I just can't accept that their was not an Intelligence behind it all. When you take God out of the equation, then random chance is ultimately what you are saying created the universe. Everyone is entitled to believe as they will, but I just can't accept that everything that is is the result of random chance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religiosity_and_intelligence#Current_research
  • Nope. The Christian Scientists definitely believe in God. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Christ,_Scientist
  • ive always heard that religion slows down science and since alot of the things science supports gos agianst the things taught in most religions i think that there are more athiest scientists and sorry for my bad typeing
  • Many scientists are athiest, however, many also are religious. They see it the same way that I do, that religion and science can coexist, but only seperatly. It becomes a problem when the two mix.
  • A lot are
  • I can only answer from a personal perspective. Both my father, who was a respected toxicologist before he retired and my brother who has a PHD in chemistry are firm believers in the devine. Most of their friends and colleagues are similar. This could be a generational thing, but they see no conflict in religous belief and scientific practice or knowledge. I remember hearing the phrase 'God is in every atom' which sums up their perspective. They don't take literally the information in the Old Testament, believe firmly in (most of) the New Testament and their belief is coloured with an historical perspective.
  • I hope so
  • Does it really matter, there ought to be a balnce of all people throughout society, those with and without faith otherwise we may not be able to trust some of what is said.
  • Probably a majority are atheist or agnostic, but not certainly. There are certainly a large number of scientists who positively affirm different faiths. I would not think that a majority are actively atheist; I think there would be a large number of agnostics or weak atheists.
  • I remember reading an interesting article on this just a few weeks ago, which says that the answer is no, but it varies from discipline to discipline in the scientific field. http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/050811_scientists_god.html I just found this article too: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/10/1018_041018_science_religion.html

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