Stories of Old, Stories of New

Dave Snowden's post on the need to defend science following on from Doc's post on religion made me realise that to me science and religion are both collections of stories that work to varying degrees at any particular time.

Claiming either of them is ultimate and unchanging truth seems naive and dangerous. They ought to change over time in order to stay relevant. The fact that science works hard at changing its stories and religion has failed to come up with any new ones for nearly 2000 years give science the edge in my book!