A Researcher Explores the Connection Between Atheism and Autism August 16, 2016

A Researcher Explores the Connection Between Atheism and Autism

Is there a connection between atheism and autism? About five years ago, a couple of research papers (that received a lot of worldwide attention) found a strong correlation between the two groups. But did autism lead to atheism? Were atheists more likely to be autistic? Did the correlation mean anything?

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Thomas Coleman has been studying this subject for several years now as a graduate student in Psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and he recently spoke with the city’s NPR affiliate about the topic:

It’s a fascinating discussion. Coleman, by the way, will be continuing his research on this subject in England. So expect more papers on the subject soon.

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