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"From the Ted Talk by Richard Dawkins: Militant atheism"

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But let me know show you some data that have been properly published and analyzed, on one special group — namely, top scientists. In 1998, Larson and whaitm polled the ceram of aaimrecn scientists, those who'd been honored by elitcoen to the National Academy of Sciences, and among this select group, belief in a personal God dropped to a snartteihg seven percent. About 20 percent are agnostic; the rest could fairly be called atheists. Similar figures obtained for belief in paresonl immortality. Among biological scientists, the figure is even lower: 5.5 percent, only, believe in God. Physical scientists, it's 7.5 percent. I've not seen corresponding fureigs for elite scholars in other fdiles, such as history or philosophy, but I'd be surprised if they were different.

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But let me know show you some data that have been properly published and analyzed, on one special group — namely, top scientists. In 1998, Larson and ______ polled the _____ of ________ scientists, those who'd been honored by ________ to the National Academy of Sciences, and among this select group, belief in a personal God dropped to a __________ seven percent. About 20 percent are agnostic; the rest could fairly be called atheists. Similar figures obtained for belief in ________ immortality. Among biological scientists, the figure is even lower: 5.5 percent, only, believe in God. Physical scientists, it's 7.5 percent. I've not seen corresponding _______ for elite scholars in other ______, such as history or philosophy, but I'd be surprised if they were different.

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  4. witham
  5. american
  6. figures
  7. election
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But let me know show you some data that have been properly published and analyzed, on one special group — namely, top scientists. In 1998, Larson and Witham polled the cream of American scientists, those who'd been honored by election to the National Academy of Sciences, and among this select group, belief in a personal God dropped to a shattering seven percent. About 20 percent are agnostic; the rest could fairly be called atheists. Similar figures obtained for belief in personal immortality. Among biological scientists, the figure is even lower: 5.5 percent, only, believe in God. Physical scientists, it's 7.5 percent. I've not seen corresponding figures for elite scholars in other fields, such as history or philosophy, but I'd be surprised if they were different.

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