So sang the Steve Miller band back in the ’70s. Time marches on inexorably to the mathematically rhythm of the universe. The almost clockwork movement of the planets allows highly accurate predictions to be made about things like eclipses and not just in the modern world in which we live.
Case in point: this Lego1 reproduction of the 2,000 year old Antikythera mechanism is simply amazing.
Despite what many may think, science and religion are not mutually exclusive. The tension between the two with notable exceptions is a relatively recent development. In fact, were it not for clerics and religeous scholars in the Middle Ages we may not be as an advanced civilization as we are now.
1 Most definitely not Legos