Apr 8, 2016

Einstein's Belief

  • An article Einstein penned for the New York Times Magazine in the 1960s demonstrates how an interplay between open-minded religious embrace and scientific pursuits can be mutually beneficial: 
"It is therefore easy to see why the churches have always fought science and persecuted its devotees. On the other hand, I maintain that the cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research. "

In fact, a majority of Nobel Prize winners belong to a religious group. Jack's group cites the statistic that, "1901 to 2000, 654 Nobel laureates, or nearly 90 percent, belonged to one of 28 religions. The remaining 10.5 percent were atheists, agnostics or freethinkers."


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