Good point. Science rules, Jesus drools.When we look at religion and science we're comparing the massive failure of superstitious mumbo jumbo to the spectacular success of methodical study.
Only yesterday we saw how a newly-developed vaccine for Meningitis B will reduce infant mortality rates.
How many people have died from the smallpox virus? It's impossible to tell but it's probably millions. Of course, it's thanks to science that this terrible disease is all but eradicated.
Notice that an ungrateful person like Derek can benefit as much from science as people like you and me, who appreciates and praises it. If Derek would like to see humanist ethics at work compared to his god's version, and why people like me look forward to the day that humanist values will supplant Christian in the areas where they contradict one another, they need look no further than this:
Notice that nobody wants to deny Derek or his children the benefits of science - which is the exact opposite of his god's ethics, a system of eternal reward for believers, and eternal punishment for choosing the wrong side.
Humanist ethics are much more rational and compassionate, because those are the qualities we admire in others and try to cultivate in ourselves. This particular Christian value is vengeful, vainglorious, sadistic, and a merciless, disproportionate response in the extreme.
Is there a worse exemplar of rational, compassionate ethics than that petulant, irrational, self-indulgent, unkind and unjust sky monster Jehovah?