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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:09 PM

Study: Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief

(CNN) - When was the last time you sat down and questioned your decision to believe in God?

According to a new study, that simple act could decrease your religious conviction – even if you’re a devout believer.

In the study, published Friday in the journal Science, researchers from Canada’s University of British Columbia used subtle stimuli to encourage analytical thinking. Results from the study found that analytical thinking could decrease religious belief.

“Religious belief is intuitive - and analytical thinking can undermine intuitive thinking,” said Ara Norenzayan, co-author of the study. “So when people are encouraged to think analytically, it can block intuitive thinking.”

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/27/study-analytic-thinking-can-decrease-religious-belief/?hpt=hp_c2

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:41 PM

1. Study: Showering makes the skin wet.

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:02 PM

2. This 'No Shit, Sherlock' Moment Brought To You Cortesy Of Captain Obvious, Sir....

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