As our knowledge about the world around us increases our need for a mystical explanation decreases. Therefore, science is not an alternative to religion it simply renders religion useless. The ancient's once believed god made the sun rise every morning; we now know the sun rises because the earth is revolving. Religious practitioner's once depended on faith healers to cure their ailments, we now put our trust in medical science. Scholars once believed that man was created from a handful of dirt that god breathed into and that woman was created from his rib, observation and evidence now shows that complex organisms have evolved from extremely simple organisms over millions of years. Scientific inquiry has provided logical explanations that have allowed humanity to outgrew these mystical beliefs. We have surpassed our medieval ancestors in all areas of knowledge, but yet so many feel it necessary to cling to the most archaic belief of all. The one thing that sets mankind apart from every other species is our ability to think rationally. When one gives up this ability in exchange for blind faith in an improbable creator they give up the one thing that makes us truly human.