Many religions now come before us with ingratiating smirks and outspread hands, like an unctuous merchant in a bazaar…
Science is incompatible with faith because the essence of science is scepticism. Nothing is taken on faith. Nothing is held as dogma.
That is the fundamental incompatibility of science and religion. That’s why there is only one science and hundreds of religions. There’s one way of knowing that works. All “other ways of knowing” are ways of fooling yourself and keeping the poor and ignorant in line.
As Bertrand Russell wrote, “Whatever knowledge is attainable, must be attained by scientific methods; and what science cannot discover, mankind cannot know.”
Using the scientific method, scientists have discovered DNA, eliminated smallpox, and flown men to the moon. They have not found any traces of God. Using the faith method, religionists have discovered the divine right of kings, burning heretics, and flying planes into buildings. They have never found a point of theology that couldn’t be settled by the sword.