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Study shows that people interested in science generally have a stronger moral compass
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By Pat Cunningham
April 27, 2013 11:20 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.

That’s the implication of newly  published research, which finds 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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