Seeing Too Many Enemies of Science in a Faith-Full World – The Catholic Astronomer

Planet Earth is a world of the faith-full.  And, it seems Earth is likely to become yet more faith-full during the next few decades.  The scientific community will have to embrace that faith-full world if it wants a scientifically literate world. A few years ago the Pew Research Center published an article entitled “The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050” that projected the growth of various religious groups.  Their projections, among religions, were for Christians and Hindus to maintain their share of the world’s population, for Muslims to grow substantially, and for Buddhists and Folk Religions to shrink.  However, Pew projected the overall share of the world’s population that identifies with a religion to grow—from 83.6% of the world’s population in 2010, to 86.8% in 2050—as the religiously unaffiliated, which includes atheists and agnostics, drops from 16.4% of the population today to 13.2% in 2050.  Pew notes that while there is a belief among some that increasing economic … Continue reading →

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