Modern religions involve scientific principles. Newton was a religious nature who went on to discover 'the mind of God'. When Einstein followed up on his work, he also referred to the 'illimitable spirit" he and all true scientists revere - so modern religion can be seen as our belief in science. When the current priests, the scientificists - workers in labs who operate the discoveries of the scientists (the master-minds) are challenged in their conclusions, the reaction is a dogmatic one, not one born of reason, or consciousness. To assert what science has not proven to be true yet is considered blasphemy. There is the religious aspect. The Academic world is the Clergy of todays society.