How would you answer this question -- "A bat and ball cost $1.10 total. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?" Your answer could be related to whether you believe in God. This article discusses a recently published psychological study that look at the relationship between intuitive decision making (vs. rumination or "reflective" reasoning) and belief in God. The article implies that thinking style can influence religious belief. However, the study conducted was based on a survey and was NOT an experiment. Therefore, is it correct to jump to conclusions of causality? Note also that the article mentions that the researchers would like to look at how genes and education influence thinking style, which should sound familiar... this relates to the nature/nurture debate we discussed last night!