Rodin’s “The Thinker” Doesn’t Turn You Into an Atheist, After All

Jun 6, 2017
Culture & Belief | Philosophy

A few years ago, psychologists William Gervais and Ara Norenzayan published one of those eye-catching, headline-grabbing articles that can make an academic career. Specifically, they found that analytical thinking suppressed belief in God. This interesting effect held steady both for “trait” cognitive style (how analytically minded people are in their day-to-day lives) and for “state” cognitive style […]