The Dalai Lama has also said Buddhists can abandon scripture hat has been reliably disproved by science. No creationist controversies here, then.
(quote from a wired news article covering a neurology convention in Australia)
It seems 2 me that the ability 2 change + 2 accept nu knowledge is a prerequisite 2 any real growth. If religion requires us NOT 2 accept nu scientific or other evidence, then it keeps us from growing.