Science and religion can coexist, but only so long as religion defers to science when science shows religion the light of new information. If within that new information, science runs up against or past the boundaries of established religious ideas, then religion must acquiesce. This is the nature of science: it sheds a light of understanding upon the stories that religion tells to explain what exists in the darkness. Science does not seek to reinforce beliefs. It does not not hate, nor love, nor judge. It does not provide comfort. Science is impartial and indifferent. It seeks new data, new knowledge and a further understanding of the entirety of existence around and within us. Religion may say what should be, but science explains what is.