Does education make you godless?

Posted in Life on May 8th, 2011 by steve

“There is an increasing interest by economists in the effects of education on outcomes other than earnings, of which my working paper on homophobia is a modest example. In a similar vein this paper looks at how education makes people somewhat less religious …” (more)

[Kevin Denny, Economics more-or-less, 7 May]


Tell Your Students That if They Cheat, God Will Smite Them

Posted in Teaching on April 22nd, 2011 by steve

“Is God: A) punitive, angry, and vengeful? B) warm, loving, and forgiving? OK, folks, pencils down. Now, if you chose B, you probably cheated your way through college. Two psychology researchers — Azim F Shariff, at the University of Oregon,  and Ara Norenzayan, at the University of British Columbia — found in a pair of studies that students who believe that God is kind and gentle are more likely to cheat on tests …” (more)

[Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 April]

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Sarah Palin Says Most Professors Don’t Believe in God

Posted in Life on November 24th, 2010 by steve

“… I can’t vouch for those nasty mainstream media writers, but a 2006 survey of 1,417 professors, published last year in the journal Sociology of Religion, found that a majority actually believe in God …” (more)

[Tom Bartlett, Chronicle of Higher Education, 24 November]

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