I think there is less difference between religion and other belief systems than
we think. We all like to believe we're in direct contact with truth. I will say
that in some respects my belief in science is not very different from the belief
other people have in religion. I mean, I believe in climate change, but I have
no idea about it really. What I believe in is the institutions and methods of
people who tell me there is climate change. We shouldn't think that because
we are not religious, that makes us so much cleverer than religious people.
The arrogance of scientists is something I think about a lot. –