Most atheists believe in the supernatural, despite trusting science

Source: New Scientist

Belief in the supernatural is still alive and kicking, even among people who don’t believe in a god.  Research on atheists and agnostics around the world has revealed that almost nobody can claim to completely reject irrational beliefs such as life after death, astrology, and the existence of a universal life-force.

The UK-based Understanding Unbelief project interviewed thousands of self-identified atheists and agnostics from six countries – Brazil, China, Denmark, Japan, US and UK. It found that despite their godlessness, a majority believe in at …

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