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Does it matter if certain professions have a lower rate of theism, and if so, why does it matter?

So, considering how frequently these facts come up, I'd like to know if these facts matter, and what questions exactly we think they matter for? The question which matters, in any field, is Do you ...
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Does it matter if certain professions have a lower rate of theism, and if so, why does it matter?

If those professions involve learning more about the nature of the world, then yea, it is relevant. And by and large, the more knowledge we gain, the less religious people tend to be and the less ...
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Does it matter if certain professions have a lower rate of theism, and if so, why does it matter?

"atheism, agnosticism, or in support of theism" - I think this is not a full spectrum. A growing number of intelligent people are starting to believe that if humanity will soon get technical ...
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Does it matter if certain professions have a lower rate of theism, and if so, why does it matter?

School teaches facts, but not only facts. School also teaches how to learn new facts, select among multiple alternative offered opinions, and school gives the best grades to those who are most ...
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Does it matter if certain professions have a lower rate of theism, and if so, why does it matter?

There's a number of factors at play that lead to these discrepancies, such as (in no particular order): Positive feedback loops. If a profession (such as physics) is dominated by atheists, then ...
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Does it matter if certain professions have a lower rate of theism, and if so, why does it matter?

Whether or not it matters is in fact an ongoing discussion, underneath the epistemology of peer disagreement. Here is an example to illustrate the problem: Most scientists as of this writing agree on ...
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Does it matter if certain professions have a lower rate of theism, and if so, why does it matter?

It is evident that a person's beliefs about religion are typically a product of nurture rather than nature. For example, if you are raised in a catholic family in Northern Ireland you are more likely ...
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Does it matter if certain professions have a lower rate of theism, and if so, why does it matter?

What reason is there to assume that a more intelligent or better educated person is more likely to have a correct opinion about a disagreement that cannot be settled rationally or by evidence? From ...
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Does it matter if certain professions have a lower rate of theism, and if so, why does it matter?

A very partial answer focusing on a single contributing factor: Institutional Christianity coped badly with the discoveries of 19th century science specifically regarding origins, since it had always ...
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Does it matter if certain professions have a lower rate of theism, and if so, why does it matter?

It doesn't prove anything about the truth of a god's existence, but it's more a question of psychology and potential fallacious reasoning (one way or the other). This might suggest some cognitive ...
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Can private experiences justify private belief in supernaturalism?

As your question and details stand... The answer is... No. Absolutely not justified. And you show every sign of being a victim, and a tool of Christianity. A troll, who is innocent and unrealizing. ...
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