When I was in my youth, the world belonged to Aristotle as the father of hard-edged, logical, empirical science. Plato represented a view that the world of the senses is actually not real at all, but is just a reflection of a greatly different ultimate reality.
That was in the 1970's. A lot has happened since then in terms of our understanding of reality and it has implications for the relation of science and religion.
Christians like to say that science feels a need to explain everything and can't accept anything magical or miraculous. And yet today it is religion that insists on explaining everything (however absurd and childish their explanations).
Now it is science that offers us explanations for reality which seem magical and miraculous (M-theory, parallel dimensions, string theory, a multiplicity of strangely behaving subatomic particles, etc.). But science also accepts that it's better to admit ignorance than to believe something unprovable.
Modern science tells us that the world is not as it seems. Matter is mostly empty space, and not really solid at all! The entire universe was once very tiny. Even colors are not what we think they are: an orange is really every color other than orange, because the color we see is the color that the fruit couldn't absorb. We see orange because it is rejecting orange.
The world is a lot more like Plato envisioned it than the way Aristotle did.