But... Science and religion haven't coexisted for all time... If religion didn't exist, we'd be miles ahead of where we are today. There is no denying that religion, specifically the major ones, have been detrimental to human advancement. And since the major religions take up the biggest chunk of the human population and have done the most damage, I don't think it's unfair to refer to them generally when talking about religion.
“the major ones” which major ones? and it is unfair because you’re talking about western civilization almost exclusively where damage has been done by imperialists who used christianity as justification.
coexist doesn’t mean “get along” it means to exist side by side. religion and science have done that for all of human history.
again, you say religion but you mean christianity. it’s a theme at this point.
and never mind the fact that religion is the likely reason why we started to create buildings out of stone 12,000 years ago, which is what gave human development its best start. humans are always at our best when we come together for a common goal. religion has drawn people together for thousands of years, and it will do so for thousands more.
the western world is not the world. you can’t make judgments on the entire planet and all of humanity based on your limited experiences in the western world.
i’ll repeat myself from last night, you’re blaming religion when you ought to be blaming people. people commit actions, not words on a page.