I really do hate most of the "religion and science" debates. In my view, religion has nothing to bring to the table. It has far outlived it's usefulness as a way of explaining the world. "What about ethics/morals?" is the main reply. Answer: Philosophy
Philosophy has been around just as long as religion, and is generally offers more convincing solutions than any dogmatic religious text. Good philosophers are always questioning their own beliefs and are always willing to be critiqued by others if they can provide logical and reasonable evidence or arguments. Furthermore, science and philosophy complement each other perfectly. Contemporary philosophers like Daniel Dennett, for example, use science as a backdrop of their philosophy. They constantly examine new evidence uncovered by science to help us understand ourselves and our beliefs/morals.
The only reason religion still exists is because of ignorance and fear (of death). This is pure and simple fact. Religion had 2 purposes: to help us understand the world and to help us decide right from wrong. There is no dispute that science is much better at the former. In my view, philosophy does a much better job at the latter.
So, please....just stop it with the religion and science comparisons. This conversation should have been over at least 200 years ago.