Musings on Fordidden Fruits: Science vs Religion

Chris Mooney writing for Mother Jones, the American non-profit news organisation, published an article this week, Study: Science and Religion Really Are Enemies After All discussing a recent paper, Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth by Roland Bénabou et al.

As part of our motivating evidence, we also uncover a new fact: in both international and cross-state U.S. data, there is a signicant negative relationship between religiosity and innovativeness (patents per capita), even after controlling for the standard empirical determinants of the latter.

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