Science is “the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment” (from Google, emphasis mine).
Since science’s field of practice is exclusive to nature and of physical matter, we cannot look to science to answer questions of philosophical or metaphysical (that which is beyond nature; aka “supernatural”) nature.
Those who attempt to apply scientific data to discredit philosophical conclusions are thus grossly overstepping the bounds of science itself.
Because the questions being asked are of philosophical nature, it is silly to use science to answer these questions. Metaphysical and ontological questions cannot be answered by naturalistic means as the questions are of a nature beyond nature.
I’m not saying science is irrelevant or not useful. Only that those who attempt to apply scientific data to fields outside of a physical or natural nature are overstepping. Science has no say on questions of philosophical nature, not because of arbitrary bounds placed upon it, but upon it’s own bounds of observation.