[QUOTE=Lark;1032150]I dont think anyone is blowing the dangers of science out of proportion, if anything I think the opposite happens and religion, unless its some sort of new age spiritualism, has its negative or harmful traits exaggerated. [QUOTE]
Nah people exaggerate both a lot. If your claiming the danger of science isn't exaggerated then your just wrong! But yeah religion does get exaggerated more but theres reasons for that. And in what way is religion opposite to science btw?
I think the reason for that is due to what religion gained through its harmful traits compared to science.
Through potentialy dangerous crazy experiments scientists made loads of things we rely on these days like by playing with oil and jet engine designs (which was quite dangerous) without both of these we wouldn't be able to fly. And without making more nuclear power stations my country (the UK) are going to have an energy crisis by 2017 (thats from a guy who works in one of the departments for nuclear energy in British Energy).
So yeah its dangerous but people don't get as pissed off if it means they can have hot water, light and entertainment do they?
Whereas when religion goes and kills a load of people does it give us energy? or better transport? or longer life?
Nope. Therefore you probably tend to get a hell of a lot more pissed off about it!