Religion fulfills a need. A need to be successful at the expense of others and stay politically correct. That is a very important need. Humans’ interest, when it comes to maxing out the number of mates and controlling others are zero sum. We need to trick others and each others. Deceptions, powerful effective deceptions will exist on zero sum game. In fact, deceptions will be so important people would go all the way to deceive one self. Science can answer that, but the answer will be politically incorrect and not mainstream. Hence, there will be religious answers on those.
Most atheists believe that Jacob
stories that Jacob affect the population of sheeps by displaying pattern
in front of those sheeps to be wrong. After all, sheeps pattern are genetic and not affected by what they see.
Christians believe that God created a miracle on this case.
I think what’s true is somewhere between. I think the bible is actually
correct here. Pattern displayed affect sheeps’ sexual selection and that
affect their population. In fact, it’s the very thing religious people
are more “advance” than atheists. They are more skilled at controlling
what we see and hence affecting which one of us more successfully reproduce (namely the one like them). I don’t know what a better
question would be. Perhaps there should be another sample.
Science? Not necessarily. There is a reason why science flourish on aspects of life not politically significant first. Things like how fast a ball will move down rather than who should die? Not much latter science start answering questions like should government interfere in economy?
When something is politically significant, humans want to outdone the other. Science is often common knowledge and hence do not give much “edge”. Being scientific means you’re just “equal”. So it’s normal that people want to try new things based on what’s not scientific for a chance to do something better than their peers. It’s called magic. Religion is one such magic.