I was thinking to myself this morning, and, in a way, isn't religion "the peasant's science"? I may seem to be implying that religious people are less intelligent than atheists. I'm not, but I'm suggesting a demographic thing. I started doing some research and came up with this theory: It's not that belief in God makes people poor. Being poor makes people believe in God. My theory kind of explains why all different religions still exist, in so many parts of the world, with so many people believing in them. I'm not trying to dis-validate science here (My life was saved multiple times because of it!) nor am I trying to dis-validate atheists. But, isn't any religion a bit easier to learn than having to get a college degree just to understand quantum physics? Religion has its uses. It's nice knowing that someone's looking out for you, especially when you're impoverished and trying to feed your kids by working 3 jobs. But it makes sense because when we think about it, 90% of americans believe in some sort of god-figure. Now, 17% of all Americans live in poverty, millions more are lower-middle class, and only 1/3 of all americans get at least a bachelors degree. And that's America. Look at 3rd world countries! Anyway, "the peasant's science" in all forms will be around for a good while, working class or none.