We usually save these treats for Sunday but, oh well: From Daily Mail:
TV shows designed to inspire awe at the natural world could make viewers less inclined to believe scientific theories about existence, a study suggests.
It found religious people who watch programmes such as BBC’s Planet Earth, presented by Sir David Attenborough, are more likely to have their faith in God reaffirmed by the beauty they see on screen.
Atheists, meanwhile, are more likely to believe scientific theories that involve order rather than randomness in the universe. More.
Well, the obvious solution is to mainly air nature shows about ugly, boring places and tell people to watch them out of a sense of duty. Or pass laws making it mandatory. Otherwise, we’ll just be stuck with the How Great Thou Art problem indefinitely.
See also: Attenborough attacked for opposing apes, monkeys used as lab rats The Americans ended chimp research for human health years ago because the field was a dead end.* But the field has its defenders in Britain. *See, at the page,O’Leary for News’s proposal for fixing the problem.
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