Since religion offers a complete set of answers to the problems of purpose, morality, origins, or science, it discourages exploration of those areas by suppressing curiosity, denies its followers a broader perspective, and prevents social, moral and scientific progress.
Yakov BELEVTSEV, USSR Geologist. Doctor of Geology and Mineralogical Science since 1952; corresponding member, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences; Professor, Kiev University, since 1953; Department Head, Institute of Geology Science, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences, since 1953. О. of Lenin; other orders; medals.
- 1937-1952 in industrial geological institutions. Main works deal with geological and genesis of iron ores in the Krivoy Rog Basin.