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If you want a WORKING/FUNCTIONAL knowledge the universe and whats in it; refer to science.
If you require the TRUTH about the nature of the universe; think critically about it.
Science can provide effective knowledge; but only logic and a will to know can lead you to truth.
As much as it may seem that religious individuals, not unlike myself here are anti-science; we are not.
We just know that in order for something to be absolutely true, it must be eternal.
But since there is no eternally enduring form nor substance in the universe; the only way one can ascertain the absolute (truth) is by logic.
Have you seen the movie Michael with John Travolta? Hillary-ous!