Artist Jonathan Keats has built a “Temple of Science.” His inspiration was a discussion at an atheists’ conference about how science could replace religion.
It isn’t hard to find folks who believe science provides absolute truths to the universe and consider religion a crutch for the weak-minded. They obviously aren’t junkies of the History Channel’s “The Universe” series, which often talks about theory after theory being cast aside. One episode discusses how Albert Einstein believed the universe was static, even though his own theories and measurements indicated that it is expanding.
In other words, if you had 100 scientists on the deck of the Titanic, they may not all agree to get in a lifeboat. So if religion was banned and science took it’s place, the new world might not be as different as you think.