Monday, June 5, 2017

Why Are Atheists Generally Smarter Than Religious People?

By Laura Geggel
Senior Writer

For more than a millennium, scholars have noticed a curious correlation: Atheists tend to be more intelligent than religious people.

It's unclear why this trend persists, but researchers of a new study have an idea: Religion is an instinct, they say, and people who can rise above instincts are more intelligent than those who rely on them.