Playing God or just unnatural? Religious beliefs and approval of synthetic biology.

@article{Dragojlovic2013PlayingGO,
  title={Playing God or just unnatural? Religious beliefs and approval of synthetic biology.},
  author={Nicolas Dragojlovic and Edna Einsiedel},
  journal={Public understanding of science},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={869-85}
}
Using evidence from a 2010 survey of 32 European publics, this article argues that belief in God increases disapproval for synthetic biology through two different mechanisms, depending on the strength of the individual's belief. Among weak believers, belief in God appears to be associated with the increased availability and accessibility of the idea that… CONTINUE READING