Sunday, September 18, 2011

Autistics More Likely to Be Atheists

"Persons with autistic spectrum disorder were much more likely than those in our neurotypical comparison group to identify as atheist or agnostic, and, if religious, were more likely to construct their own religious belief system. Nonbelief was also higher in those who were attracted to systemizing activities..." Caldwell-Harris et al. Interesting, if one aspect of religion is over-ascribing agentivity to non-agent elements in the world.

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