I searched wikipedia recently, and I found some interesting facts.
Thus, I believe that religion and science are closely linked.
I am kiddingly calling these facts "Law of Life and Death!"
Most famous scientists and politians have the same birthday/year or death day/year.
Jesus and Sir Newton have the same birthday (12/25) based on old style calender
Galilei's death year is the same as Newton's birth year(1642).
James Clerk Maxwell's death year is the same as Einstein's birth year(1879).
:Einstein is thought the follower of Maxwell;Newton is the follower of Galilei.
Einstein's birthday is the same as Karl Marx's death day(3/14):the pi day.
:Both of them are important Jewish thinkers.
Louis Pateur's birthday and Kepler's birthday is the same(12/27)
Leeuwenhoek's(Father of biology) death day is the same as Lavoisier's(Father of chemistry) birthday(8/26)
Gregior Mendel's(Father of Genetic) death day is the same as Benjamin Franklin's(Father of electricity) birthday(1/6)
Adam Smith's birthday is the same as Ronald Reagan's death day.
:Reagan leads captalism to defeat communism.
FD Roosevelt's birthday is the same as Mohandas Gandhi's death day(1/30).
:They promote world peace and fight against impiralism
Marie Curie's death day is the same as Thomas Jefferson's death day(7/4)
By using FRS calendar, Erwin Schrodinger and Sir Newton have the same birthday(1/4)
Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln have exactly the same birthday(Feb12,1809)
Charles Darwin's death day is 4/19.
The two most famous recent physcists:
Richard Feynman's death day is the same as Galilei's birthday
Stephen Hawking's birthday is the same as Galilei's death day
Muhammad's birthay is 4/19 or 4/20.
We assume 4/19 and 12/25 are holy-days. And, some most evil politians' date is one day next to the holy-days.
Mao Zedong's birthday is 12/26.
Adolf Hitler's birthday is 4/20.
:Hitler's birthday is one day next to Darwin's death day. Hitler belived Social Darwinism for expending his empire.
:Lincoln is against racism in his whole life(against Social Darwinism)
It is highly probable that these dates are selected by God, Buddha, Adonai,or Allah.
Thus, religion should be linked to science and politics!
These famous scientist's or politians' birthday or deathday were selected.
It is not happened by chance!
Please pick a religion to believe in even you are a scientist!
Please believe paradise and hell because every religion says so!
You may go to wikipedia to check by yourself!
You are arguing dates and what in math is random number theory. 100 people from arond the world will assure by elimination several will have the same birth day, most for biological reasons will be right handed, and also for biological reasons will be straight.(Not being celebate, thats a choice, but by genetics. we "want" to swing one way or the other.) Also we are a certain color skin/eyes... And by what is a componant of evolution we need not look at plodding Darwinism. Truly radical change can happen in one generation by mutation, it's called punctuated equilibium. The so-called "missing link" is another nice idea its just not likely to show up on a shelf. ONE generation can have a very big change. The U.S. is a fundementally conservative society, hence despite what ever your politics you most likey are left or right of center. I did not check your dates for specific accuracy, I question your comment Christ was born on 12/25. Why? It's historicly convienant. 12/25 is the winter soltice in the northern hemisphere, a time for fertility rights, dancing naked if it ain't to cold, and begging the gods for a good harvest, and hopefully not dropping dead from a sore throat...
As for so called social Darwinisim, as you put it, there is no such thing. There is a radical difference by people who violate the word "darwinisim" People confuse natural selection with eugenics, to "improve the race". For those, and I do not at all from I have read think you believe that, you seem like a decent and considerate human being. "Racial purity" is anything but a bigots happy talk, consider: Racial limitations by not "mixing the races" limits genetic diversity. And means were more vulnerable to any odd illness that may come along with a target to a specific geonomic limitation.
Darwin was the first to believe life was rational, and try to prove it. He was called a demon, and worse for thinking. Not requiring every one to give each other a big hug and cross our fingers, or fear God will nail you for using your brain. (By the way I have no trouble with a big hug). Unless you have read Darwin, you may not know he studied for the ministry, as was sop for being a nauturalist, or what we would call a scientist today. He went to his death a very religous man. Like Darwin, I have no problem with being a man of faith and a man of science. They are just not the same thing. As for believing in heaven and hell, I do believe we answer for our crimes. Including the crime of omission. Hate to ad, wikipedia can be "edited" by Bozo the clown. All you need is a key board.
As for chance? I like to quote Einstein when he said the universe is not only more fantastic then we imagine, but more fantastic then we can imagine.