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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “Do you believe in God? If not, why not?”

A friend of mine, who, incidentally, is a professor of mathematics, told me about a poll of American university professors taken  years ago.

One of the questions was: “Do you believe in God?

If not, why not?”

This poll yielded two very interesting results.

Most of the science professors said they were believers.

Most professors in the humanities said they were nonbelievers.

And the major reason given by the humanities professors for being nonbelievers was that science had proven religious claims to be false.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz