The “new” Jesus and Mo strip, “pride2,” is actually from 2008, since the artist is on vacation. It’s about a competition between faiths, but it could also be a metaphor about the competition between science and religion to understand the Universe.
“Humility” is, of course, a word much beloved by apologists—the supposed opposite of arrogant “scientism.” If only we scientists were more humble!! But in fact that gets it precisely backwards. Scientific papers are loaded to the gunwales with caveats, doubts, and reservations, for we know we might be wrong, and it often behooves us—as it did Darwin—to point out the problems with our theories or results before others do. Remember that a chapter in Darwin’s On the Origin of Species is called “Difficulties On Theory,” in which Darwin raises possible objections to his ideas.
In contrast, theology rarely does any such thing. “Difficulties On Theory” for theology would be, for instance, “Why does God allow animals to suffer and little children to die?” If we had no answer for that type of question in science, like “Why are some fossil plant species, like Glossopteris, found in disconnected places like South America, India, southern Africa, Antarctica, and Australia?”, we’d have to start questioning our theory—or trying to find answers. (The answer we found: continental drift.) In contrast, theology, confronted with The Problem of Undeserved Evil, either makes up foolish answers or claims that the mind of God is unfathomable. There is no way to check its claims or arguments.
Now which discipline—science or theology—is humbler?