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Out of 63 studies, 53 showed a negative correlation between intelligence and religiosity. Significant negative correlations were seen in 35 studies. So why do more intelligent people appear to be less religious? There are three possible explanations. One possibility is that more intelligent people are less likely to conform and, thus, are more likely to resist religious dogma. The most common explanation is that intelligent people don’t like to accept any beliefs that are not subject to empirical tests or logical reasoning. The final explanation is that intelligence provides whatever functions religion does for believers. Read complete article ‎· silpol
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