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Are All Scientists Atheists?

Are all scientists atheists? Do they believe religion and science can co-exist? These are some of the questions scientists answered in a recent survey conducted by Dr. Elaine Ecklund, the director of Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program. She conducted a survey of scientists worldwide to examine their views on religion. The results defy […]

Are all scientists atheists? Do they believe religion and science can co-exist? These are some of the questions scientists answered in a recent survey conducted by Dr. Elaine Ecklund, the director of Rice University's Religion and Public Life Program.

She conducted a survey of scientists worldwide to examine their views on religion. The results defy long-held assumptions among some that scientists are all, by definition, atheists.

We talk with Ecklund about her survey and its findings.

MORE:
Rice Sociologist: Religious Beliefs Vary Among Scientists In 8 Countries (News 88.7, Dec. 4, 2015)
A Global Lab Conference Summary Report (PDF, Rice University)
First Worldwide Survey of Religion and Science: No, Not All Scientists are Atheists (Rice University, Dec. 3, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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