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Are People With Autism More Likely to Be Atheists?

Matthew Hutson | Posted 08.01.2012 | Science
Matthew Hutson

Scientists who study religion have come to agree that belief in God (or gods) relies on our ability, and propensity, to think about the minds of others. This means that if you are autistic and unable to "mentalize," you would be an atheist. New research provides fresh evidence for this claim.