Varieties of Atheism in Science

In this lecture, the authors of Varieties of Atheism in Science (Oxford University Press 2021) presented core findings from a survey of over 1,200 atheist scientists in the US and the UK and 81 in-depth interviews. They explored what everyday atheist scientists think about religion and the limits to what science can explain, atheist scientists’ views on meaning and morality, pathways that led to atheism in science, and more.

This lecture was co-sponsored by The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge and the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science & Religion at the University of Oxford.