Sorry, but that's kind of a stupid comparison to make considering the scientists who got us to the moon and got us those photos of Pluto are overwhelmingly unaffiliated with religion. Meanwhile, the religious are the ones who got Trump elected.
um…. are you implying that minorities aren’t religious? because boy howdy do i have news for you
also the institutions that got us into space aren’t affiliated with a religion bc they’ve been federal agencies and hail hallelujah separation of church and state, but the individual scientists working in those institutions could belong to any religion. there’s gotta be more muslims, hindus, christians and on and on and on than we can even count that we owe for getting us to the moon/out to pluto. never mind everything before that, every breakthrough and advancement.
my entire point is that this notion that somehow humans will “evolve” past religion is absurd because it hinges on the idea that religion is a threat to science and vice versa. but it’s not. they have virtually no affect on one another. there have been atheists for all of human history, well before cars and sky scrapers, and there will be religious people involved in the founding of the first extraterrestrial human colony. if we make it to mars i can guarantee we’ll build some kind of church or temple there to suit the religious needs of the community, and bill maher can suck my blue silicone dick over it.