Physicists' religious views, if any.

  • Imagine you are sipping tea or coffee while discussing various issues with a broad and diverse network of students, colleagues, and friends brought together by the common bond of physics, graduate school, and the physics GRE.

What, if any, religious affiliation do you consider your own?

Atheist
8
40%
Agnostic
5
25%
Buddhist
1
5%
Hindu
0
No votes
Islam
0
No votes
Christianity
5
25%
Judaism
0
No votes
Other
1
5%
 
Total votes: 20

rjharris
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Physicists' religious views, if any.

Postby rjharris » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:25 pm

I seem to recall a poll by someone (terribly specific, i know) that stated that something like 40% of scientists believed in a personal God (as contrasted to either atheism or something like deism). I don't think this seems to hold, but I'm curious to find out if it does among physics (aspiring or current) grad students.

artist
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Postby artist » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:42 pm

I don't believe in God, but for those of you who do, I can understand why you'd want to become a physicist. That's what God was, after all.




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