The question of whether or not creationism should be taught in...
Creationists more likely to believe in conspiracy theories
It's claimed people who identify as creationists are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories.
A new study by the University of Fribourg found a the belief that God created the Earth less than ten thousand years ago was linked to beliefs in things like faked moon landings.
The team at the University conducted a number of different experiments through questionnaires with over 800 people.
The link between the two was attributed to teleological thinking where a person doesn't question certain facts.
Researcher Sebastian Dieguez said: "We find a previously unnoticed common thread between believing in creationism and believing in conspiracy theories.
"Although very different at first glance, both these belief systems are associated with a single and powerful cognitive bias named teleological thinking, which entails the perception of final causes and overriding purpose in naturally occurring events and entities."
Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective. Sign up to our daily newsletter and receive more stories like this straight to your inbox every morning.