Butler County Times Gazette
Study shows that people interested in science generally have a stronger moral compass
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By Pat Cunningham
April 27, 2013 11:16 a.m.

Say what you will about so-called godless scientists, there’s REASON TO BELIEVE that people who take great interest in science have a stronger sense of morality than those who don’t:

Want to be a better person? Spend more time thinking about science.

Thats the implication of newly published research, whichfinds people who study science or who are even momentarily exposed to the idea of scientific research are more likely to condemn unethical behavior and more inclined to help others.

Thinking about science leads individuals to endorse more stringent moral norms, report psychologists Christine Ma-Kellams of Harvard University and ...

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