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It would perhaps be more correct to say that religion is an early form of science. In an attempt to understand the world around us, to make sense of what seems to be happening as we experience this mysterious thing we call life, religion (in the broadest sense) is usually our first port of call -- it was God (or the gods) wot dun it. As I detail in my book, this is an inevitable outcome of being able to discuss things -- the gift of language -- and yet it is only an interim phase. As we develop the tools and the time to look more closely, the easy and comforting assumptions of religion start to fall away. For the weakness of religion is that it ends up being about observance -- whereas science is about observation. And as Richard Feynman famously remarked, it is better to have questions with no answers than answers with no questions...

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