Religious People are Less Smart, More Empathetic Says Study

According to a group of scientists from the Case Western Reserve University and Babson University, there is a clear demarcation between the parts of the brain utilized for religious belief and critical thinking. The study found that people who are more empathetic have are less capable of critical thinking.


The report also revealed a link between spirituality and empathy, and inferred that people with a higher inclination towards religious beliefs to be more moral and understanding. Spiritual thinkers, for example, have a higher tendency to engage in religious practices, prayers and meditation. On the other hand, the research implies that people who tend focus on analytic reasoning based on science actually compromise their ability to cultivate a different type of thinking.