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Would the World Be Better Off Without Religion? A Skeptic’s Guide to the Debate

Would the World Be Better Off Without Religion? A Skeptic’s Guide to the Debate

by Scott O. Lilienfeld and Rachel Ammirati
Volume 38.4, July/August 2014

Science and Religion

A special preview from the current issue: The widespread assertion that the world would be better off without religion is a reasonable hypothesis. Yet data suggest that skeptics should attach no more than a modest level of probability to it.