Religion is not just an intellectual construct, it’s a cultural institution.

Religion is a tool of identity.

In the eyes of those who control it, religion is a universal moral code.

That means it should be respected.

Religion needs to be taken seriously.

And it needs to evolve into a more inclusive, more inclusive religion.

But to do that, it needs an answer.

The answer to religion is science.

This story originally appeared on Newsweek.com.