Exploring Types of Atheism Among Scientists

Elaine Howard Ecklund and David R. Johnson’s Varieties of Atheism in Science surveys over 22,000 physicists and biologists in the USA and UK about their views on science and religion.

Published by Oxford University Press, this book aims to offer valuable insights into science–faith relationships, considering organisation, gender, cultural diversity, and national contexts.

This exploration reveals diverse perspectives and the impact of upbringing on belief systems, and categorises atheist scientists into “Modernists,” “Culturally Atheist Scientists,” and “Spiritual Atheist Scientists,” shedding light on their attitudes toward science and life’s meaning.

Read Charles Sherlock’s full review in the CPOSAT Journal.