Atheism as the out-group

Posted on September 3, 2009

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On the Epiphenom blog, Tom Rees has an interesting discussion of a study concerning the way atheists are distrusted in the US. He ties it to a claim I made a little while ago about religion being used as a marker of the in-group/out-group distinction. He thinks the evidence in the study points against it but I do not think the argument he presents is persuasive. I wonder how he’ll react to my re-analysis of the results. I also wonder where he came across the study that originally comes from a UBC masters’ thesis!

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