The bible as a fairy tale for educated grown ups may be tolerable, in the non bible belt. For uneducated ones it is a danger and like a cancer!<quoted text>
Science does not address religion. Science works with objective, verifiable evidence. They make educated guesses sometimes and continue to look for proof/refutation.
It's people who try to pit science against religion when there is no need. The Bible has many errors that have been scientifically discarded, but for the people of that day and time it's to be expected.
Now, if you take the Bible as God's inerrant word, yes, there are going to be problems. If you take the Bible as man's best interpretation of what some deity might have revealed to them, then the errors fall back in place as understandable mistakes.
As a history of the place and time, it has it's points of interest.