The battle between science and religion is not primarily a battle over the existence of God. It's really a battle about what you're allowed to do with your genitals, and with whom. This is almost certainly what everyone is thinking (on some level), but few are saying.
Superstition about sex is easily the greatest burden that comes with most western religions. Negativity toward human sexuality has plagued the west for centuries; it is the greatest failure of the human race to think rationally. That anyone should be made to feel guilty for their natural inclinations is not only irrational; it is cruel and inhumane.