Is science just another religion?
No, however many theists make this claim. Religion tells one story of existence while science tells another, some claim.
Religion and science share a storytelling element. As humans, we make meaning of life by telling narratives because they are powerful and easily remembered. Both religion and science tell a story of existence.
However, not all storytelling has equal validity because each is based on unique forms of support and evidence.
What makes a story true? Stories vary on a scale of validity. Some are more valid or truthful than others depending on how they are constructed. A story is more valid if it has empirical evidence and tangible results that exist in the real world, not just in the imagination of humans.
The story of science trumps the validity of religion because it is grounded in observation and experimentation. Science also uses imagination, but not as support or evidence. Science uses the imagination to discover new truths which can be proven through experimentation.
The flaw in the story of religion is a total like of empirical evidence and tangible results. I am writing and communicating on this computer, and this is a tangible byproduct of science. Look at all the sciences, and you find tangible, testable results.
Religion produces no results and because it resides in the imagination, it cannot be rigorously tested. One must rely upon belief in an imaginary story, with no support whatsoever other than texts written centuries ago that ignorantly imagined explanations for existence.
This is not a value judgement but an explanation of the foundation of the stories. Science is not another religion but it is another story.