Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Physics Predicts the End of Religion

BBC reports that census data from Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland dating back as far as 100 years ago predicts that religion will become extinct.

"In a large number of modern secular democracies, there's been a trend that folk are identifying themselves as non-affiliated with religion; in the Netherlands the number was 40%, and the highest we saw was in the Czech Republic, where the number was 60%."
 Although the American Physical Society met in Dallas to report the results of this study, the USA was not included in the model. Apparently the US will continue to be a mostly religious country along with Iran, Afghanistan, and the rest of the Middle East.