If every trace of any single religion died out and nothing were passed on, it would never be created exactly that way again. There might be some other nonsense in its place, but not that exact nonsense. If all of science were wiped out, it would still be true and someone would find a way to figure it all out again. - Pen JiletteOne would thing that the word of god wouldn't be left open to so much interpretation? Doesn't speak well of the supposed inerrancy of any particular text. I wonder why that is?
The problem with religious thought is that it starts off on a bad foot. It says that the holy books proclaim truth, and that truth can't be questioned. Whereas science gives a conditional acceptance of a finding. Should new evidence come to light (through better measurements, new tools, etc.) science will indeed change. That's one of the fundamental strengths of science. However, when religion encounters a conflict with reality, it attempts to remain unbending according to its holy books. It has the entire observation chain backwards. That's why I think that Pen Jilette hit the nail on the head!