Re: MEDICINE: When it rains it pours

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@MSX.UPMC.EDU)
Date: Mon Dec 03 2001 - 15:25:54 MST

RObert Bradbury wrote:

The fact that intelligence may allow one to add an additional vector,
e.g. intelligence promotes rational thinking is perhaps very useful.
I'm unaware of "hard" data that says "intelligent" people are less
likely to believe in myths and fairy tales.

### There was an interesting note in Science some time ago (in the letters
to editor section or editorials, I think), describing the relationship
between professed religious beliefs and some measures of achievement in
biological sciences. As it turns out, rank and file biomed researchers are
significantly less likely to be religious than the average citizen (I don't
remember the exact numbers), while members of the National Academy of
Sciences are almost uniformly atheistic or agnostic (more than 90%).


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