The Nobel Prize is an annual, international prize first awarded in 1901 for achievements in Physics,Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. An associated prize in Economics has been awarded since 1969. Nobel Prizes have been awarded to over 850 individuals.According to 100 Years of Nobel Prize (2005) a review of Nobel prizes award between 1901 and 2000 reveals that (65.4%) of Nobel Prizes Laureates, have identified Christianity in its various forms as their religious preference (423 prize). Overall, Christians have won a total of 78.3% of all the Nobel Prizes inPeace, 72.5% in Chemistry, 65.3% in Physics, 62% in Medicine, 54% in Economics and 49.5% of all Literature awards.The three primary divisions of Christianity are Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. between 1901 and 2000 reveals that 654 Laureates 32% have identified Protestant in its various forms (210 prize),20.3% were Christians (no information about their denominations) (133 prize), (11.6%) have identified as Catholic and (1.6%) have identified as Eastern Orthodox.According to study that was done by University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1998 found that 60% of Nobel prize laureates in physics from 1901 to 1990 had a Christian background.Alfred Nobel who established the prizes in 1895, through baptism and confirmation Alfred Nobel was Lutheran and he frequented regularly the Church of Sweden Abroad.
I often hear people say that all Christians are dim-witted. I think this proves that assertion to be false.
There is also another list doing the rounds of the declared faith of the people who are said to be the most brilliant, in terms of IQ. Again, a significant proportion are at least theists, which at the minimum shows that some brilliant people believe in God, and do not see this as contradictory to being thinking people.