We are living in a time where tradition and science coexist.
science is integrated into our traditional lives.
Those who try to live a completely traditional life struggle because science contradicts their life. Those who try to live a scientific, reasonable life realize that it is hard to do in a predominantly traditional world.
Those who manage to get by live a balanced life of traditional and scientific.
This definitely is one huge aspect of our time period.
EDIT: And when I say tradition I mean more than just religion.