Absolutely. People find it easier to blame an entity than they do themselves and easier to ask for a miracle than to make their own outcomes. We are a microwave society that wants everything to just come to us. Okay, not everyone, but many. Having grown up in a religious home and being exposed to various religions over the years, it's amazing how much various followers have in common. "Just leave it in God's hands." "Ask God for what you need." etc.... Do these people even read their own books I wonder. According to much of the Bible, prayer is for giving thanks and asking for forgiveness and God's will be done.
It reminds me of the old guy standed in the ocean story. A boat comes. A helicopter comes. A naval ship comes. The man denies them all stating that God will save him. When he drowns and asks God why he didn't help God replies..."I sent you a boat, a helicopter and a ship. What more do you want?"
Relying on science is not a bad thing! It's a gift from God that we can understand science. It's your boat, helicopter and ship....will you let yourself drown too?