New articles in Science: faith-based explanations

Chris Mooney explores data of Dan Kahan on whether religion or economics have stronger effects on science denial. . “Obviously, both politics and religious beliefs contribute to science resistance, and the relative influence of one over the other varies on an issue-by-issue basis. The role of religion is very strong on the evolution issue, far weaker on the climate issue, and somewhere in between on the stem- cell issue.” read

New articles in Science: faith-based explanations

Chris Mooney explores data of Dan Kahan on whether religion or economics have stronger effects on science denial. . “Obviously, both politics and religious beliefs contribute to science resistance, and the relative influence of one over the other varies on an issue-by-issue basis. The role of religion is very strong on the evolution issue, far weaker on the climate issue, and somewhere in between on the stem- cell issue.” read