I am curios how people here define Religion. From my experience, people have different understanding of what constitutes religion. What is necessary for something to be considered a religion? Some have argued that Science is a religion, do you think that is stupid? Or do you think they may have a point?
Jordon, science is not a religion, although many have tried to claim it as such, and there have been more than a few science fiction novels dealing with science-as-religion.
One of the core differences between science and religion that is not mentioned in Nelson's link is that science is inherently self-correcting. Checks, cross-checks, peer reviews, the willingness to allow any theory or hypothesis to be disproven when the evidence does not support it is an essential part of science, but anathema to religion, with its dependence upon revealed truths and belief without evidence.