Science is the study of nature and nature's processes. Science is usually quantified as that which is knowable, testable, and repeatable. What does science have to do with religion? Many would say nothing. They are incompatible. If you assume all religions are false, I would agree with you. As I believe that Christianity is true, I do not believe science and religion to be incompatible but I do not rely solely upon my bias to sustain my belief in their compatibility, I have reasons.
Why do people say religion and science are incompatible? Because science has ruled the supernatural out and has contradicted the creation scenario. My question is, has Science truly ruled it out? Or is that just what you have been told? What is the proof? Are the reasons you have been given truly logical, upstanding reasons?
Science has been redefined today to mean naturalism, nothing but that which is physical. Even if the evidence leads towards something else, it could not be accepted unless it proves naturalism. These are not my words, but their words; even if evidence somehow did crop up that proved or pointed towards the supernatural, it would be destroyed, snuffed, or ignored because... that is not science.
What does religion and science have to do with each other? Truth. They both are out for the truth. If the religion is true and the science is true, they will come to the same conclusion. Always. Reality cannot be changed by opinion or scientific research. It can only be learned and applied. That is what science is for, and religion can be and has been a strong support.
True, religion has at times been detrimental towards science, but has it been religion or personal biases that has done this? Copernicus, Galileo, these men, among others, were persecuted by the church for their scientific study. A point that is hidden is that this is also during a time in which the Bible was suppressed too. A point that is suppressed today is that Nicholas Copernicus and Galileo Galilei were Christians. Sir Francis Bacon, Johannes Kepler, Issac Newton, Robert Boyle, Michael Faraday, Gregor Mendel, Williams Kelvin, Max Planck, Louis Pasteur, John Ambrose Fleming and Albert Einstein all believed in God. Although Albert Einstein was not considered to be a Christian, He did believe in God. This is what he had to say about the compatibility of science and religion.
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." ~Albert Einstein
Seems to me, according to Albert Einstein, religion and science are not merely compatible, but inseparable. Science is knowledge, we must know how to use this knowledge with wisdom. Technology is only as good as the hands behind it. Anyone can fabricate a proof. It takes an honest and courageous man to accept whatever the evidence leads to.
I have my bias as well as the next just as I have much to learn, just as the next. The question is, though both sides have biases, which one is correct? My answer is... where does the evidence lead? What is the proof?