Science faces in ethics and religion its most interesting and possibly humbling challenge.... Science for its part will test relentlessly every assumption about the human condition and in time uncover the bedrock of the moral and religious sentiments.
It is high time that we subject religion as a global phenomenon to the most intensive multidisciplinary research we can muster. Why? Because religion is too important for us to remain ignorant about.
Analytic Thinking Predicts Endorsement of Evolution
Presenting Calculable Consequences of Underpowered Research Shifts Incentives Towards Adequately Powered Designs.
People Intuitively Judge Immorality as Representative of Atheists.
— PLoS ONE
Religious Motivation Reduces Perceived Responsibility for, and Morality of, Good Deeds.
— Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
— Behavioral and Brain Sciences (target article)
What is religious disbelief and how does it arise?
— Trends in Cognitive Sciences
— Pacific Standard
— Scientific American