August 22, 2008
What people believe in depends on where they're born

This map was recently published at the Times' "Faith Central" blog, highlighting a few interesting tidbits: science evolves and scientists of the (whole) world generally update their knowledge while religion is highly regional and individuals' beliefs depending mostly on their parents and where they were born: (click to zoom)

Religious Beliefs based on place of birth (Source: The Times, no source or license given) - Click to zoom

Cartoon characters Jesus and Mo's atheist barmaid articulates the religious faith versus "science faith" equivocation fallacy well in this cartoon strip.

Equivocation - the misleading use of a term with more than one meaning (by glossing over which meaning is intended at a particular time).

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