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Durham University

Centre for Catholic Studies


Are atheists more intelligent?

(24 August 2013)

Dr Mathew Guest of this department, interviewed on Canadian radio, considers the claimed link between atheism and intelligence.

In response to a US-based study which suggests that those with high IQs are less likely to be religious, due to their greater self-control and self-reliance, Dr Mathew Guest (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religion: currently Visiting Fellow at the University of Victoria, British Columbia) has appeared on Canadian radio to discuss the merits, implications and shortcomings of this line of research.
(discussion begins at 32:33).