Full Metal Alchemist is one of the most acclaimed anime and manga franchises of recent years. One reason for this is the series complex take on a variety of real world subjects. This ranges anywhere from racial tensions and military dominance in government to man’s place in the natural balance of the universe. The series was not afraid to tackle many social, psychological and philosophical questions. One prominent theme within the manga and both anime adaptions is the struggle between science and religion. Here we shall explore the stance of the show on both methods of exploring creation.