Americans believe in science. Generally, most of us have faith in medicine. A majority of Americans, though ever-thinning, tell pollsters they're religious and yet we've reached virtual consensus about going to the hospital when we're sick. We are, in some cases, obligated by law to seek medical care. Courts have found the denial of medical care to children, when it results in their death, to be a crime. In the eyes of the law, science trumps religious fervor.In June, Catherine and Herbert Schaible, a Philadelphia couple, were charged with third degree murder after one of their children, for the second time, died from an infection simple antibiotics could have cured. They were given probation after the first child died. Now, they're facing a maximum of 50 years in prison.