A controversial figure, Professor Richard Lynn,Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Ulster University, stirred controversy when he said that the intellectual elite such as scientists in different fields were more likely to be atheists, and implied that religious people have lower IQs than non-religious intellectuals.
There are other studies that have been done in the same area, and all came to the same conclusion. People who rely more on intuition (gut feeling) than on reason suppress their logical mind. It is still there, but buried under perhaps decades of conditioning by parents, Christian peers, Christian school teachers, aunts and uncles, perhaps siblings. So it is buried so deep in the mind's past that we automatically disregard it as lies of Satan, and have long since come to rely on intuition and magical thinking.
Scientists are more and more saying that if, as Christians and Muslims claim, God intervenes within the physical universe, because it occurs in the physical universe, it would leave a measurable, and thus empirical evidence of some higher being or power. To this date no effects have been measured and observed that couldn't be explained in a purely natural way without recourse to God.
It is well known that atoms, those particles that occupy no space and can't even be seen except by the very most powerful electron microscopes leave trails and patterns. In the same manner it seems that any intervention by some God within the confines of the universe would similarly leave observable, measurable traces that would defy the purely physical laws observed by science. And a case for the existence of a God would be strengthened if such supposed suspensions of the laws of physics happened on a more than merely rare basis.
Christians, Muslims, and orthodox Jews have a fundamental misunderstanding of the laws of physics and evolution by natural selection