Re: cool atheist scientist chick

From: Damien Sullivan (
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 01:52:29 MDT

On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 07:40:17AM +0100, Amara Graps wrote:

> You would find that woman scientists are usually also atheists, as are
> scientists, in general (! still many exceptions, though).
60% of American scientists, according to that poll a few years ago which
repeated one from the 1930s. 90% of NAS members. 95% of NAS biologists (the
high), 5/6 of NAS mathematicians (the low). I really wanted to see the full

Lots of Caltech undergrads, too, although no one ever did a poll, and
estimation is hard given the self-segregation. Two houses were full of
atheists, agnostics, pagans, shock-value-pseudo-Satanists, and Campus Crusade
for Cthulhu folks, with occasional quiet Christians; the other five managed to
support the Christian Fellowship, which is not to imply they were dominated by
Christians, but I really don't know the percentages.

Bet that was more than you wanted to know.

I have heard anecdotal evidence that non-Christian American women are less
likely to be full-out atheist or agnostic, though, as opposed to some vague

-xx- Damien X-)

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