It depends, I think that in general no, religion does not hinder science. I think there are many people who are religious and have no issue with reconciling their religion and science. However, I think that if fundamental religion gets in the way of science then it can definitely be an issue. For example teaching religion in schools instead of science is to me totally unacceptable. There are many different opinions on this matter and it is very interesting to read and think about. What do you think?