A common perception is that science and religion are not compatable. However, historically this has not been the case. In fact, what we know as modern science (defined by the experimental method) was an outgrowth of religion. But not just any religion. Specifically, modern science was the brain-child of Christianity.
"What?" you say! Skeptical of that last statement? To understand why a Christian worldview "thinking cap" was necessary for the development of modern science, read the excellent article by Nancy Pearcey, Christianity is a Science-Starter, not a Science-Stopper, or download the article below. You'll be amazed at what historians of science have discovered over the past 50 years of research that discredits most of what you learned in school about the so-called "war" between Christianity and science.