Reality is a second choice, hypothetically

When asked what they would do if scientists were to disprove a particular religious belief, nearly two-thirds (64%) of people say they would continue to hold to what their religion teaches rather than accept the contrary scientific finding, according to the results of an October 2006 Time magazine poll.

So writes David Masci in an essay called “How the Public Resolves Conflicts Between Faith and Science”, for the Pew Forum.

(Thanks to investigator Bethany McMahon for bringing this to our attention.)

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