The Big Theory Bang

The closer science is to our bodies, the more we tend to believe it. Only four percent of us question whether smoking causes cancer, eight percent are skeptical about that whole DNA thing, and fifteen percent have doubts about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. Things change as we move away from ourselves: “About 4 in 10 say they are not too confident or outright disbelieve that the earth is warming, mostly a result of man-made heat-trapping gases, that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old or that life on Earth evolved through a process of natural selection, though most were at least somewhat confident in each of those concepts. But a narrow majority — 51 percent — questions the Big Bang theory.”

+ Americans are also becoming less religious. Is the Internet to blame? OMG.

+ Some new research from Carnegie Mellon suggests that although Millennials are shying away from organized religion, they are not without faith. From Vox: “While only 52 percent of Millennials look to religion for guidance, 62 percent of them say they talk privately to God.” (I didn’t know Millennials talked privately at all…)

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