BasketCase0024 OP t1_it324am wrote

Religion does not have to provide scientific answers to continue to have its adherents. I don't think the point here is how science can prove religious beliefs as wrong. It's how scientific pursuit is facing a threat from increasing religious fundamentalism in many parts of the world. This itself is a great irony considering those parts of the world have also experienced great scientific development alongside.


BasketCase0024 OP t1_it1zmlz wrote

I think that's what the text aimed to convey in the beginning. While religion is on a decline in certain parts of the world, it's not true elsewhere. These other regions seemed to have maintained their religious identity (if not reinforced it even stronger) while witnessing scientific development.