Wait, do you favor religion or science in this discussion? Because neither one of them is a serious impact on the other. Religion favors the things we can't know, don't understand, and trust to be real. Science is what we can know, understand and prove to be real. Neither is a block, and both are part of the way things are.
This might surprise you, but some of the leading minds in science are deeply Christian, even now, and scientific and archaeological expeditions have often been conducting in the hopes of finding some evidence. Religion can interfere with science, certainly, but it can also help it along.
Nevertheless, they exist; there used to be more religious scientists, but the number has gone down as different options have become more apparent. Anyway, there's no trash talking religious people who are also doing their part to advance human knowledge as we know it, so I think I made my point.
Not every scientist has problems with this actually. Consider this:
In theory, when the big bang was first happening, the universe was a single, perfectly spherical mass. In order for said mass to separate into the uneven chunks we see today, some outside force HAD to be involved. Some think a monotheistic God was behind that.
That is the rationalization I was talking about. But neither matter nor dark matter is distributed evenly throughout the universe and can easily be refuted through the cyclical or multiple universe model.