Stephen Jay Gould wrote “the magisterium of science covers the empirical realm: what the Universe is made of (fact) and why does it work in this way (theory). The magisterium of religion extends over questions of ultimate meaning and moral value. These two magisteria do not overlap, nor do they encompass all inquiry (consider, for example, the magisterium of art and the meaning of beauty).”
Alas this is not the case, Science can explore moral value, and perhaps ultimate meaning (if there is such a thing). Religions often have issues that are scientific questions: the historicity of holy books and the characters within, how people respond and react to religions, how religions grow – these are all scientific questions. The magisteria overlap, and since I like science, mythology and religious discussion, I thought it would make a nice pretentious name for this blog.