i'm sorry, IXPninja. i don't agree with all of that. There are so many topics you've opened up, i could write a thesis, but do not feel so inclined.
A couple of quick points:
(1) Religion is in the eyes of its adherents, so you can have two adherents to the same religion; one who is quite intolerant or dismissive or science and another who fully embraces it.
(2) Science and religion are not inherently at odds. i don't think science is necessarily agnostic. Case in point: there are many scientist who are deeply religious. i myself am deeply spiritual as a RastafarI and yet i am also a scientist.
(3) i don't think that all religions claim to have all of the answers. Most, however, claim that only God has all of the answers.
(4) With the whole climate science politicization phenomenon, i would have to say that there is much less agreement today about what constitutes proper scientific method than there was when i was entering the field of science in the 70s.
(5) Religious teaching, including scripture, can be analyzed by a person using their brain, and that person may find some aspects of the religion to be very valid and useful as guidance for living life, while discarding other aspects of it a irrelevant or outright wrong. Me and Christianity have this kind of a relationship.