rolf; you have created a double edged sword ^^ same as religon same as science... so anything really "created" by man has to be flawed in some way. Some ideas in science and some in religon; the problem is as you said; people chose (not all people) one or the other and follow it. If you take ideas from both you can have a better understanding of the world. You may think that the world was created by "god" and not think of some of the other ideas and I may think that it was a natural cause and all life was created by itself no "help" from a "god"... but I agree that you should never completly shut out the other side... (not all the way shut out)It also goes back to your original question about what if the foundation, the originators of the scriptures were not correct. After all to go astray from "real truth" they had to have been right in the first place. Well what if the originators of the scientific theories are wrong? Those theories in the 60-70's were founded on writings from the mid-1800's. What if their original theories are flawed? What percentage of a given theory is actually "true" and how does that then beget flaws in theories created now using them as a basis? For that matter even if it is a new original theory from the last few decades does the length of time really have an impact on it's truthfulness? Most importantly does any theory have more then cyclic evidence where evidence of it's possibility is based on it's own theory or another historically flawed one; was it's foundation influenced by politics and personal belief?
To put it in the context of the thread subject science is mans understanding and our understanding is just as flawed as we are. Isn't that nice? It means we will always have something new to learn but only if we are willing to admit that we may have been wrong before. If I was to be asked if science is true the same way you asked if religion is I would say no for the exact same reason. For something to be "true" it has to ALL be true. Give me absolute truth every time.
That is the danger of making science your religion. If it leads to closing your mind to other ideas and blindly believing that theories are indeed fact it restricts new learning in the future. We need to be willing to ask questions so we can find answers even when they contradict what we have been taught is true, be it science or religion.