Science and Religion have long clashed throughout the history of mankind. There are some people that have to see things with their own eyes, and there are some people that want to be able to believe in things with their own faith.
Despite this, people of modern times are learning to accept information from both worlds, rather than only one. Pope Francis just might be one of the most pro-science popes to date.
Not only does the Vatican currently perform its own scientific research of our world to try and learn about God's creation, but Pope Francis has also taken numerous stands for scientific problems, such as Global Warming. Pope Francis is also down with evolution, saying "evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of being that evolve."
That's not all either; Pope Francis also vouches for the Big Bang theory and suggests that "these ideas are not contradictory to God, or the teachings of the Church."
A recent Pope, John Paul II, is quoted in saying "science can purify religion from error and superstition; molecular biologists have probed the structure of living material, showing the unity of nature. With this in mind, simple neutrality is no longer acceptable. Keeping religion and science exclusive from one another fosters a fragmented view of the world."
With that in mind, science and religion do not have to clash. Everyone is free to have their own beliefs, but it's still silly to completely rule out science as a way to learning more about the world. Not only is science fun, but it enlightens us on how things work, and answers many unanswered questions that help lead to future useful technological advancements.