Science was never meant to take on religious tones. We all believe in something, and we all wrestle with unknowns, meaning, and purpose. The truth is important. Science, over the course of history, has often gotten things wrong.
This struggle for identity is common to all humankind. To reject our identities as God’s children, we necessarily have to accept other bases for our identities. The thing is – God does not change. Everything else does!
Our fundamental sin-filled selves are always seeking to be our own god (idolatry) – It’s my life and I’m in charge of it. People who rise above and succeed in forging their own path can be very inspiring too!