Navigation Links
More than 20 percent of atheist scientists are spiritual
Date:5/5/2011

n their analysis of the 275 interviews, they discovered that the terms scientists most used to describe religion included "organized, communal, unified and collective." The set of terms used to describe spirituality include "individual, personal and personally constructed." All of the respondents who used collective or individual terms attributed the collective terms to religion and the individual terms to spirituality.

"While the data indicate that spirituality is mainly an individual pursuit for academic scientists, it is not individualistic in the classic sense of making them more focused on themselves," said Ecklund, director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice. "In their sense of things, being spiritual motivates them to provide help for others, and it redirects the ways in which they think about and do their work as scientists."

Ecklund and Long noted that the spiritual scientists saw boundaries between themselves and their nonspiritual colleagues because their spirituality facilitated engagement with the world around them. Such engagement, according to the spiritual scientists, generated a different approach to research and teaching: While nonspiritual colleagues might focus on their own research at the expense of student interaction, spiritual scientists' sense of spiritualty provides nonnegotiable reasons for making sure that they help struggling students succeed.


'/>"/>

Contact: David Ruth
druth@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. High percentage of omega-3s in the blood may boost risk of aggressive prostate cancer
2. Study: Algae could replace 17 percent of US oil imports
3. New review suggests drinking 100 percent fruit juice may offer disease-fighting benefits
4. Around 40 percent of hake is mislabeled
5. 26 percent of herbs eaten in Spain are contaminated with bacteria
6. The AVE pollutes 29 percent less than traditional trains
7. Marine biotech industry could grow by 12 percent per year
8. 75 percent of Spanish zoos at risk of exotic animals escaping
9. Drinking 100 percent fruit juice is linked to higher intake of essential nutrients
10. Helical CT scans reduce lung cancer mortality by 20 percent compared to chest X-rays
11. Report suggests nearly 5 percent exposed to dengue virus in Key West
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... September 2, 2014 In a new study that ... the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) ... into unique manufacturing sites for molecules that can treat ... cell as a reaction vessel and a disease-causing defect ... diseased cell," said TSRI Professor Matthew Disney.,"Because the treatment ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... sequence their genetic information. How is it possible ... parts of the body are so different? While every ... additional regulatory layer exists that determines which of the ... modifications of genome-bound histone proteins or the DNA itself ... top of the genetic information and is thus called ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... issue of The FASEB Journal , ... the leading cause of blindness in adults, diabetic ... advance involves quantifying the early molecular changes caused ... Using new probes developed by scientists, they were ... diabetic retinopathy. , "My goal is to establish ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Scripps Florida scientists make diseased cells synthesize their own drug 2Throwing a loop to silence gene expression 2Molecular probes permit doctors to detect diabetic retinopathy before vision fails 2
... and other insects to flap their wings, jump and ... in an article in the journal ACS Macro ... a protein called resilin in nanosprings, biorubbers, biosensors and ... scientists discovered resilin a half-century ago in the wing ...
... deep underground could at the same be used to release ... thus offsetting some of the environmental impact of burning fossil ... peer-reviewed International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology ... previously untapped fossil fuel reserves has been in the headlines ...
... don,t expect to catch the flute-like song of a Veery ... hoots, and is singing much less to ensure that it ... by Kenneth Schmidt of Texas Tech University and Kara Loeb ... journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology , provides insights into ...
Cached Biology News:Sequestration and fuel reserves 2Veeries very quiet when owls are about 2
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014  Spherix Incorporated (SPEX) -- an intellectual ... of intellectual property, today announced that the United States ... the Company in the month of August that are ... The issued patents are: ... issued August 19, 2014; and , U.S.RE45,095 issued ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... NEW YORK , Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... report is available in its catalogue: ... Opportunities, 2019 http://www.reportlinker.com/p02350445/India-Solid-Waste-Management-Vehicles-Market-Forecast-and-Opportunities-2019.html ... municipal corporations are the main governing bodies responsible ... management in cities. On an average, around 135,000 ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... , Aug. 31, 2014 Wockhardt Limited today ... program in Anti-Infective research when two of its drugs, ... Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) status from U.S. Food & ... which act against pathogens which have a high degree ... by Centre for Disease Control (a top U.S. government ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... August 31, 2014 This is ... state of the Epoxy Hardener industry in ... overview of the industry, including definitions, applications and ... domestic market analysis are provided with a focus ... the market. A comparison between the international and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:United States Patent & Trademark Office Issues Three New Standard Essential Patents to Spherix 2India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 2India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 3India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 4India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 5India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 6India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 7India Solid Waste Management Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 8U.S. FDA Grants QIDP Status for Wockhardt Anti-Infective Drug Discovery Program 2U.S. FDA Grants QIDP Status for Wockhardt Anti-Infective Drug Discovery Program 3Epoxy Hardener Industry Development Trends in Global & China Regions Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Epoxy Hardener Industry Development Trends in Global & China Regions Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3
... in third quarter 2008; up 40% year-to-date , ... goodwill impairment charge , , ... Inc. (Nasdaq: ENCO ) , a full service ... countries for many of the world,s leading pharmaceutical and ...
... this years, most unique must-have gift , ... New York, NY(PRWEB) November ... from the customers, DNA, launch DNA Mini Portraits™, a more affordable line ... DNA Minis are the most personal and unique gifting solution for this ...
... Zounds Hearing, a unique manufacturing,and retail company ... point and professional service, announces the introduction of,assistive ... all who are hard of,hearing. The various devices ... Hearing,Centers retail locations effective November 24, 2008. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Encorium Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 2Encorium Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 3Encorium Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 4Encorium Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 5Encorium Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 6Encorium Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 7Encorium Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 8Encorium Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 9DNA 11, Creators of DNA Art, Introduces a More Affordable Line of Custom Portraits for this Year's Gift Giving Season 2Zounds Offers the Gift of Hearing This Holiday Season With a Range of New Products 2
... is a 10.0 kb Autographa californica (AcNPV) ... the AcNPV polyhedrin promoter and two AcNPV ... is a Sma I cloning site, followed ... this,an inverted polyhedrin promoter has been inserted ...
... a mixture of Strep•Tag® II fusion proteins ... markers provide precise size references for proteins ... blue. Because each of the proteins contains ... also be detected by the Strep•Tag II ...
... The UltraRocker rocking platform, 120 V, is ... overnight incubation of liquid cultures, staining and destaining ... rocker features variable speed control (8-40 rpm) and ... (10 lb). The rocker features two 29 x ...
...
Biology Products: