Even if religious people did establish the basics of science, that is no great feat. Nearly everyone had to be religious, or at least had to claim to be, 1000 years ago. And the churches, caliphs, popes, religious leaders, and so on controlled what research could be done and whether a scientist got paid or banished or executed for heresy. So it is not surprising that most early scientists were religious. They were religious, or they were dead. Some were both.
Fast forward to today. Where is the majority of cutting edge scientific work being done? Where do people go to become world class scientists? Religious institutions, theology schools, bible colleges and the like? Or government-funded facilities, secular universities and private businesses?
Who is busy protesting immunization, stem cell research and reproductive health programs? Who is trying to get religion taught to children as if it was science? Who decided that Noah's Ark was real, and that Jesus rode a dinosaur? Who has declared Darwin--who once planned to become a minister-- to be the enemy of all that is good and true because his ideas hold up far better than those of their religions? It is the creationist-believing religious groups who are holding back scientific progress all over the world. Not atheists.
I can't fathom what you mean. Most scientists believe in God. Most doctors believe in miracles. What evidence do you have that science is hindered by these people?
Oh my goodness! That is just not true. You may want to believe it is. But your faith does not make it true.
I did a very quick google, and found GOBS of studies on scientists and religious beliefs, (in the USA), conducted by a wide range of reputable institutions, with transparent methodologies, and there is overwhelming evidence that the majority of scientists in the US DO NOT believe in god. Different studies targeted different members of the scientific community, and different studies asked the questions in different ways, but the evidence is pretty overwhelming. Below I have a few links for you to peruse at your leisure. Many studies have been conducted in the United States and have generally found that scientists are less likely to believe in God than are the rest of the population. Precise definitions and statistics vary, but generally about 1/3 of scientists are atheists, 1/3 agnostic, and 1/3 have some belief in God (although some might be deistic, for example). This is in contrast to the more than roughly 3/4 of the general population that believe in some God in the United States. Belief also varies slightly by field. Two surveys on physicists, geoscientists, biologists, mathematicians, and chemists have noted that, from those specializing in these fields, physicists had lowest percentage of belief in God (29%) while chemists had highest (41%). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relationship_between_religion_and_science#Studies_on_scientists.27_beliefs http://www.people-press.org/2009/07/09/section-4-scientists-politics-and-religion/
Table 1 Comparison of survey answers among "greater" scientists
Belief in personal God 1914 1933 1998
Personal belief 27.7 15 7.0
Personal disbelief 52.7 68 72.2
Doubt or agnosticism 20.9 17 20.8
Belief in human immortality 1914 1933 1998
Personal belief 35.2 18 7.9
Personal disbelief 25.4 53 76.7
Doubt or agnosticism 43.7 29 23. http://www.stephenjaygould.org/ctrl/news/file002.html
Physicists were the least likely to believe in a god, while there was a higher rate of theism among chemists. However, the only studies that indicated anything close to a majority of theistic scientists were those studies which included "social scientists" in the study. That would include folks like anthropologists, public administrators, historians, communications majors, et al. I think that really stretches the meaning of "scientist." Don't you?
Now I googled "do most doctors believe in miracles" and the results were much less clear. There were a number of articles, mostly in religious journals, that all cite a study indicating that the majority of doctors DO believe in miracles.
The study which they all cited was conducted by The Jewish Seminary of NY. I clicked hyperlinks and various articles and even went to the seminary's website, and if I looked harder, I could probably find the study itself, or something about the methodology of the study, but quite frankly, it was not as easily available as the other studies I cited.
Here is an article citing the study http://www.wnd.com/2004/12/28152/
And here is the seminary website. http://www.jtsa.edu/Scholars_and_Research.xml
Who was included in this study? What was the methodology? What was the wording of the questions? I don't know. Since I can't seem to find the study itself, only references to it, I'm not going to guess. If you'd like to do the footwork and find the study itself, I'd be delighted to look at it and discuss it with you.
But please don't make sweeping blanket statements that are so blatantly not true. It really only damages your already tenuous credibility.