"Intelligent, scientifically trained people no longer believe (or can no longer believe) in God."
We walk into a room full of people and from the first second, we draw a conclusion about how we will feel in their company. And often what we intuited happens. How is this possible?
According to studies, the higher a population’s level of education, the lower the percentage of those who believe in God. A Gallup poll, for instance, shows that while 70% of people who have finished primary school say they are religious, only 52% of college graduates could admit the same thing.
An article in the New Yorker explains why we tend to not change our convictions, not even when faced with contrary evidence.