The scientific method is not perfect. It depends on who is interpreting the data & how they perceive it.You credited the god you believe in, like believers do.
It's reasonable to expect this to happen.
It's how superstitions work.
We are all trained in various ways of interpreting reality. Rational skepticism has been demonstrated to be the best way to do this so far. The scientific method may have even saved mankind from extinction already. If there's a better way of using our minds to navigate reality, I don't know of it.
Personal and cultural beliefs influence both our perceptions and our interpretations of natural phenomena.
Theories that can't be tested - like a particle that is unobservable (or God)- are not scientific theories, they are speculation and conjecture.
I've had much more than a placebo effect because of my faith.Anything that CAN be interpreted to support your beliefs, probably WILL be interpreted to support your beliefs. Faith is probably the least rigorous way of knowing anything. As a methodology, it isn't internally or externally consistent. It's performance is similar to guessing. It's been demonstrated to be dangerous, while only offering benefits equal to the placebo effect.
Anything that CAN be interpreted or supported by my beliefs probably will NOT support my beliefs.
Due to scientific advancements, I've had to re-think everything I was taught. Yes, I kept it in the back of my mind that this is all God's will. But that doesn't mean I don't look at things objectively.
Of course religion seems outdated to a skeptic. Why wouldn't it?Technological advancements have allowed humans to get the same things accomplished with less risk. We strive to make things more efficient and safer. Faith and religion are already seen by skeptics as outdated, dangerous, and unnecessary. Sooner or later, everyone will know it. I just hope it happens before the Rapture.
But to most of the world, faith & religion is in the forefront of their being.
You have to accept that.