I think that religion can cause limitations for scientists and I think that really it depends on the extent of their beliefs and whether they can have an open mind about some things.
I understand that people with fundamentalist views believe that scientific evidence was “planted” by God to test their faith e.g. dinosaur skeletons etc. And in that case, such extreme views could cloud their judgement and clash very badly with the evidence that is in front of them.
A lot of people that end up in science have a passion for the natural world and a curiousity and drive for answers, and in general having liberal religious views will not affect that in any way. To be an effective scientist you have to be thorough, hard working, and analytical and believing in god wouldn’t effect that I don’t think.
I’m not religious so I can’t really say any more but I think the other scis will have some more in depth answers for you. 🙂
Many scientist are able to maintain both belief systems. There may well be conflicts between them but some suggest that being a scientist with faith allows them to explore creation however it was first made.
Possibly! I’m not religious, so I’m probably not the best person to answer this, but I would imagine at some point there may be a clash between your religion and your science depending on a) what type of science you do and b) how religious you are.