I’ve often wondered at the turn which science took to arrive at its current position. Science began as a search to explain what God had created. At some point the supernatural option was thrown out. We did have 2 options – Either there is a God who created the universe and life, or, the universe and life within it formed itself. Now we’re down to one. It’s like asking, “Who discovered America – the Vikings or Columbus?” and one day determining to never consider any possible solution which comes from above the 45th latitude. (sorry Vikings) Or, like the math profession asserting, “We will no longer consider any solutions which are odd”.
It seems rather arbitrary and arrogant to say that science (as we have limited it) is all there is, that the answer to the mystery of life MUST be found within science if it is to be found at all.
It is no longer a search for truth (what really happened), but instead a search for the best “scientific” explanation for what happened. (“scientific” meaning that which does not consider the supernatural). This limiting of science is fine if you are considering the life cycle of mushrooms, but not the question of how mushrooms came to be in the first place.