I’m also not putting them on equal footing. They serve two completely different purposes. Science focuses on “How”, and Religion on “Why”
. This doesn’t even have to concern religion, really. Judging by your reaction earlier, I get the feeling that you have a hard time separating the concept of a higher form of consciousness, from made-man religious “story-telling”, as you put it. I only bring up various religious theories because people are more familiar with them. The Big Bang theory isn’t even the only widely debated Scientific Theory out there; Simulation Theory, Multiverse Theory, etc. As I said, don’t get hung-up on religion.