The cutest little boy possible, questions his dad about whether there is a soul. The father doesn’t know, which is as honest as it gets and then continues the conversation, helping the child see purpose in life, by saying it’s in the way someone is remembered after their gone. Their specific look. Their actions. How is that scenario pitting science against religion? I see no conflict there, unless religion is determined to have the definitive answer to all things… Well then, if that is so, then the conflict is drummed up and suspect.
If the 1st commandment is “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” and “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love,” the father is about as saintly as they come.