I can see that if that is your assumption about "science", how you could easily come to that conclusion. However, it just doesn't work that way in the real world.
Professor Richard Lewontin, a geneticist , probably said it best concerning evolutionary researchers:
He wrote this very revealing comment. It illustrates the implicit philosophical bias against Genesis creation—regardless of whether or not the facts support it.
‘Our willingness to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is the key to an understanding of the real struggle between science and the supernatural. We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, [like Cofty believing he is related to an oak tree] in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism.
It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.
This is why I have written quite a bit on the nature of illusion, deception / perception and how our assumptions dramatically impact our view of reality. It has little to do with intelligence or education level.
If you take the time to read some of the quotes that I posted above by EVOLUTIONARY Scientists regarding the phylogenetic tree that Darwin suggested, you can plainly see and grasp the struggle that they are having, as well as why. While accepting that the data does not support a common ancestor assumption, they express bewilderment and frustration at the discordance. The cause is their assumption.
I also have an assumption. Genesis 1: 1-11 : God created animals according to their kinds. Neither assumption is "science"; but which fits the facts better?
Remember the optical illusion I posted previously? Assumption is a powerful thing. No matter how certain that someone believes that squares A & B are different.... they are identical. Our assumptions cause the discordance.
And, I cannot repeat this often enough: ASSUMPTIONS ARE NOT SCIENCE, especially when dealing with histories that you can't replicate.