Are Most Leading Atheist Scientists?

Among the leaders of the anti-theist movement today, few are professronal sc1entIsts. Most leading atheists have been poets, philosophers, journalists, politicians, novelists, playwrights, dictators or medla celebrities. However, the reverse statement “Most scientists are atheists” is supported by the statistic that ninety-three percent of the membership of the prestigious American Academy of Sciences say they are atheists or agnostics. But scientists often don’t think about God any more than businessmen do. The answer to “Why aren’t more scientists?” Might be the same as the one to “Why aren’t more real estate agents Christians?” They go with the current, and the current flows where the going is easiest.

Source: Burton Russell, J (2012) Exposing Myths About Christianity. IVP Books

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