Jessa points to an interesting piece wondering whether authors should have to disclose their views on the religion vs. science debate when they cover it and how that would effect the readership.
What can personal disclosure about religion add to the discussion? Does it enhance the communication of science? This question invites a look at the numbers, numbers we all know in some version: According to recent polls, 90 percent of American adults believe in God; 82 percent believe in heaven; 69 percent in hell. The devil is a fact to 68 percent of the population, while angels are slightly ahead at 77 percent.
These statistics suggest that the average American will be unlikely to find a militant God-does-not-exist, science-is-superior attitude a welcoming gateway through which to learn a bit more about science and how science may help us better understand religion.