I agree with many things from both sides... my view is that science and religion have some common features.
Science and Religion
-both require some of the highest human efforts.
-monks and scientist are similar in that they do not look mainly for money, but are in a kind of journey for revelation
-both are based on dogmas. In religion these dogmas are dictated by the religious leaders, whereas in science these are called premises and axioms. Science and Mathematics are not possible without axioms.
-both create symbols. In religion these are the cross or the picture of mary... in science it is the laws of Newton or the equations of Maxwell.
- in boths there is veneration for the achievements of past leaders. In religion you look upon the priest or the pope... in science you look upon the professor or the Nobel Prize winner.
- in both you can be on the mainstream, or you can also cause a revolution. In Religion this kind of revolutions is what Luther did to the Protestant Church... in science this is what Darwinism did to Lamarkism...
- in both, there is a kind of method, a protocol to carry out your duties... in religion this is called ceremony or lithurgy... in science this is called lecture or lab protocol.
- in both, the highest authorities meet and decide what is trendy and what is not. In religion, this is made in the vatican... in science this is made in conferences and workshops.
- in both, there is censure... in religion, there are reviewers that decide what movies or book are tolerated by the church... and in science, there are scientific editors and reviewers that decide which papers are accepted in which journal, and which not.
I could make the list longer... but I want to say the differences... to me, the most important is...Science searches for the truth. Religion not.
Religion searches for the good. Science not.
There are also many other differences... but the day that we accept the above statement, it will be possible for science and religion to coexist.
The Bible does not contain the truth. It is only fantasies and mythologies that help us to find answers to ethical answers. Scientific laws are ethically neutral.
You can base your ethical on scientific facts... but the judgement of what is gob or bad, must be based on humanity (and cannot be provided by science).
Diversity is Good!