If there is no evidence that there is such a 'bigger picture', why would you believe in it? And if there is evidence, then that evidence can be studied by science.<quoted text>
It does. But the physical "manifestations" of consciousness is all science can know. It will never understand the bigger picture, the actual blueprints of reality.
Yet another person with a comic book understanding of what the Big bang theory says. The problem is in your phrase 'the energy that caused the stuff to go bang'. First, THE BIG BANG WAS NOT AN EXPLOSION. In explosions, matter moves through space, propelled by the pressure wave. In the expansion of the universe, it is space itself that is expanding. The Big Bang does NOT say that there was something that sat around for a long time that suddenly decided to explode. Second, whether it even makes sense to talk about a 'cause' for the Big Bang is a very deep question. If time started at the Big Bang (as some versions suggest), causality makes no sense at that point. If the universe sprung from a quantum fluctuation (as other theories suggest), then the start was uncaused (since quantum events are uncaused). And, if there was a previous contracting phase of the universe (as still other theories suggest), then the same laws of physics apply before the Big Bang and it is the *same type of energy* before as after.The big bang theory accepted by many as the origin of the universe is really the end of the line for scientific materialism and its observable experimentation because the energy that caused the stuff to go bang is not physical in nature and cannot be probed or measured with physical instruments. The answers lie behind the stuff that fashions science's relative theoretical laws describing a purposeless cosmology.
Metaphysics is simply self-satisfied fiction. Without actual evidence, which is the essence of science, the whole game of metaphysics simply becomes a trial of whose fantasy is more appealing.Science knows nothing about what matters most - the origin of the universe, the meaning of life, and the destiny of mankind. Without that metaphysical knowledge, it will only have theories shifted to physical facts and back again to theories. If it persists in its narrow and rigid view of reality, to will remain chained to a study of the "outside" of the inside, the answers that matter most forever out of reach.