I noticed this being touched on in another thread, and it seems like a good thread idea. How do you think religion is hampering science? Do you think that there's any way that the two can go hand in hand? To some degree I think there can be some integration, but only if both the christian scientists, and the secular scientists involved are open minded. As in, the christian can't deny basic scientific facts, ei. photosynthesis, especially where it doesn't contradict their own beliefs. But on the other side of the spectrum, the sciententists should be willing to consider/research things from the christian point of view where valid. For example, the earth is only 6000 years old argument. IF God created the earth, he may have created it as an old earth, hence why everything dates to be older. Either way, I think it could only work if both parties are openminded and don't get all but hurt in the face of unshakeable evidence. Your thoughts?