Who are more stubborn? Fundamentalists or atheists?

Recently (on 12 Feb 2013), well-known MIT physicist Max Tegmark, together with co-authors Eugene Lee and Meia Chita-Tegmark, released results of a new study on science, religion and origins. See also Max Tegmark’s Huffington Post article summarizing these findings.

It is well-known that, according to a recent Gallup poll, approximately 46% of Americans believe that

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Have scientists found any evidence for the origin of life?

Introduction

Both creationist and intelligent design writers assert that science has yet to understand the origin of life, and further claim that this is a fatal flaw in evolutionary theory [Behe1996; Dembski1998].

It is true that as of the present time, scientists do not yet fully understand biogenesis (as the origin of life is often

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How accurate are radioactivity-based geological dates?

Introduction

A 2009 poll found that 39% of Americans agreed that “God created the universe, the earth, the sun, moon, stars, plants, animals and the first two people within the past 10,000 years” [Bishop2010].

Needless to say, such notions are completely in conflict with modern scientific research. Radiometric dating schemes used in geology and paleontology

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