Strawman Alert No such assertion was made.
Geology and chemistry are science, while evolution is religion. Biology has been polluted with the illogical philosophy of the evolution/death culture. The death culture is distinctly leftist.
"I would like to see poll on political philosophy of scientists in the private sector."
Scientists are not the problem, it's the evolutionist/humanist philosophers and propagandists.
A cause, principle, or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion.
In this sense, evolution most certainly can be a religion. I pursue its instruction in the science classroom everywhere with zeal and conscientious devotion, and I am against any and all attempts to legitimize intelligent design.
Of course, if this is the definition you're using, then you'd be hard pressed to say that intelligent design is not also religion.
So, exactly what definition are you using?