A quite shocking study in which a census was taken in nine countries indicates a set-for-extinction of religion as researches state. The study gave a clear indication of either a lack of or no affiliation of religion thereof to those who so claim within the realm of this analysis.
The account therein given for the mathematical model that the researcher's used was an actual interplay in which the number of religious respondents was weighed against any social motives about being a religion at all. The result, reported at the American Physical Society meeting in Dallas, TX, shows a predictable and therefore an inevitable expungement of all religion taken to the study of the aforesaid nine countries.
From 100 years whence the team took census data based off of queried religious affiliation. From Australia, Austria, Canada, The Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland, this queried census was taken in which the team gathered all necessary data which gave them the concluded and somewhat shocking result.
There is a type of mathematical concept as known as nonlinear dynamics. It has been used for quite an extended time in which the team used themselves. Results based on none linear dynamics have been utilized to explain many physical phenomena. Many factors in this science plays a specific part.
A certain member on the team, Daniel Abrams of Northwestern University, established a parallel model in 2003, putting a numerical basis in the declination of dialects less often spoken throughout the world.
"The idea is pretty simple," said Richard Wiener of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement; for the University of Arizona, as well. "It posits that social groups that have more members are going to be more attractive to join, and it posits that social groups have a social status or utility. "For example in languages, there can be greater utility or status in speaking Spanish instead of Quechuan in Peru [a dying language], and similarly there's some kind of status or utility in being a member of a religion or not."
Doctor Wiener continues on in saying: "In a large number of modern secular democracies, there's been a trend that folk are identifying themselves as non-affiliated with religion; in the Netherlands the number was 40%, and the highest we saw was in the Czech Republic, where the number was 60%.
Thus as the team and Dr. Wiener pursued their theory and using their algorithm of nonlinear dynamics, throughout all nine countries and the behaviors of the populace that drove the mathematics, every indication thereto suggested that religion was heading inexorably to extinction. However, Dr. Wiener did inform the conference of a furtherance in their sophistication of calculations and analysis; via an update model called "network structure" the team can represent more thoroughly their study which is at work on more of a universal level.
To better clarify, the people are becoming more affected by this network structure of modern society and so easily influenced. Dr. Wiener proceeded also to say that their results were "suggestive".
"It's interesting that a fairly simple model captures the data, and if those simple ideas are correct, it suggests where this might be going," he said. "Obviously much more complicated things are going on with any one individual, but maybe a lot of that averages out."