If naturalism can explain religion, why does it get so many basic facts wrong?
|March 12, 2015||Posted by News under Naturalism, Religion|
Here at Evolution News & Views:
Another claim we hear, from celebrity skeptic Michael Shermer for example, is that science — and he of course includes Darwinian mechanisms for evolution in that category — is objective knowledge that will save us from superstition. But in the United States, a 2007-2008 Baylor University survey reported that
traditional Christian religion greatly decreases credulity, as measured by beliefs in such things as dreams, Bigfoot, UFOs, haunted houses, communicating with the dead and astrology (Ch. 15, “Credulity: Who Believes in Bigfoot”).
They found that self-identified theological liberals and irreligious people were far more likely to believe in such things than other Americans. More.