The impressively high proportion of Quakers in the Royal Society has often been cited to support the claim that Quakers have been far more successful at science than the general population. However, this supporting evidence is shown to be highly problematic and demonstrably false. Moreover, attempts to establish the superiority of Quakers in science have diverted attention away from more interesting and important historical questions.
"How Successful Were Quakers at Science?,"
Quaker Studies: Vol. 7
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/quakerstudies/vol7/iss2/6