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The father of modern science Sir Isaac Newton (remember the apple falling from the tree?) was also a millenarian and a theologian (he thought the world would end in 2060). Above is a page from a treatises he wrote. The diagram is of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The Jewish National and University Library at Hebrew University has an exhibit of these more unusual aspects of Newton's career, and Ha'aretz has a story on the exhibit.
Fundamentalists tend to think of science as Godless. In fact, until very recently, nothing could be further from the truth. But as science matured and more data was assembled, it became clear that the creation stories of the Bible could not be literally true. When this happened, religion reacted in one of two ways. The first, view the Bible's creation stories as classical myth; the second, reject science. Fundamentalists, including haredim, took the second path.
As science further advanced through genetics and other molecular science, it became clear that all of the Bible's origin myths – creation, the flood, the timeline of creation, etc. – could not be literally true. Again, religion reacted in one of two ways, just as before. Haredim again took the second path, joining Christian fundamentalists and the wingnuts at the Creation Museum.
Science amasses data, sifts that data and runs it through a series of checks and balances that, eventually, lead to things like space travel and antibiotics. It searches for empirical truth.
On the other hand, fundamentalism starts with a theological "truth" and seeks to "prove" that "truth" by any means possible. Those means include suspension of reality, denial and misrepresentation.
I believe history shows the fundamentalist approach is foreign to Judaism and to the roots of Christianity. God does not want us to suspend rational thought, to close our eyes to the truth around us. Rabbinic literature often notes that the Torah speaks in the language of man. This means difficult concepts are explained in simple terms, like creation myths and flood stories, and things like genetic mutation and astrophysics are not mentioned because mankind would not have understood the concepts 3300 years ago when the Torah was, according to tradition, given on Mount Sinai.
Fundamentalists have put all their eggs in a very fragile basket. As that basket begins to disintegrate, their efforts to hold it together become more frantic. Soon, their eggs will fall to the ground and shatter. When that happens, many fundamentalists will leave their faith. Others, however, will withdraw further into their own insular worlds, walled off from the rest of society, willfully blind.
Secularists and those religions that have adapted to modernity will continue to discover cures for crippling diseases and technology that makes life more productive and comfortable. They will treat diseases and create wealth. For the most part, fundamentalists will do none of this.
A world filled with fundamentalists is a world covered in darkness. Please do not bequeath this darkness to your children.