I would argue science and religion are very close.<quoted text>No, as time moves on, science self corrects. That is one of the reasons why science is such an effective tool for gaining knowledge - it allows for modification in light of new evidence. Now, scientists are humans too, and are therefore subject to human flaws, so sometimes they mess up just like everyone else - but that's why science itself has built in mechanisms for eliminating bias, confirming results, and changing in light of new data. A major difference between science and religion is that science starts from a hypothesis, checks to see if the observations support it, and then it comes to a conclusion; religion works the other way in that it starts from a conclusion (god did it) and looks for evidence to support it's preconceived notions.
That being said, it shouldn't matter. Science and religion are two different things. It's the fundamentalists who want to pretend that science and religion are diametrically opposed - when in reality they serve two different purposes. Science is a tool for learning about our universe, and religion (for those who want/need it) is a tool for gaining spiritual satisfaction. There doesn't need to be a competition, and there isn't one except in the minds of a few extremists. Religion, for some people, has it's place, but to act as if it can even come close to explaining our universe as well as science does is absurd.
Science can recognize when it makes a mistake and changes.
Religion does the same this is proven by we no longer go on crusades to Jerusalem. We no longer own slaves. No more purification through pain (fire torture) we don't hunt witches. I think you get the point. Most modern Christians find these acts as they were done to be wicked.
So science and religion are growing and always changing.