For science to continue to advance there must be a continued recognition that the physical world is real and that it functions according to natural/physical laws.
The Christian religion has a word view the fortifies the idea that there are physical laws within the universe, that are discoverable and understandable.
Also, Christianity values and rewards truth and honesty, which any true scientist must respect. Thus, the Christian religion, when obeyed, keeps the scientist honest.
Christianity with its emphasis on learning (building the greatest universities of the world) ushered in the age of science; most of the men, who made the early scientific breakthroughs, were men of faith.