Are you an atheist? Then you’re probably a PSYCHOPATH: Non-believers ‘lack empathy’ while religious people are less intelligent, claims study
- Researchers studied connection between belief in God and critical thinking
- It found atheists are more likely psychopaths and believers less clever
- Study argues science vs religion has its origins in structure of brain
- Research also suggests that religious people are less intelligent
Religious people were found to be more caring towards their fellow humans and the researchers believe their findings may help explain why women – who tend to be more empathetic – are also likely to be more religious.
By COLIN FERNANDEZ