The Scientific Method begins with a faith statement called a hypothesis, and then goes on to look for evidence, for or against support of the faith statement.
Secular Materialists often change their ideas on exactly how things have made themselves, but never whether they did.
The manifesto for this self imposed mental ban seems to be summed up by geneticist Richard Lewontin:
‘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, 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."
For those of us that are not predisposed to implementing this self-imposed mental prohibition; Consider the seeming paradox of Starlight in a Young Universe:
Consider that the time taken for something to travel a given distance is the distance divided by the speed it is traveling.
Time = Distance (divided by) Speed
The manipulation of either a, b or c could effect the perception of distant light. Let's assume that the speed of light (c) has not changed, what would a universe look like where time and distance were manipulated?
In fact, Einstein’s relativity theories have been telling the world for decades that time is not a constant.
Two things are believed (with experimental support) to distort time in relativity theory—one is speed and the other is gravity. Einstein’s general theory of relativity, the best theory of gravity we have at present, indicates that gravity distorts time.
This effect has been measured experimentally, many times. Clocks at the top of tall buildings, where gravity is slightly less, run faster than those at the bottom, just as predicted by the equations of general relativity (GR).
However, if the universe has boundaries, then there is a net gravitational effect toward the center. Clocks at the edge would be running at different rates to clocks on the Earth. In other words, it is no longer enough to say God made the universe in six days. He certainly did, but six days by which clock?
There appears to be observational evidence that the universe has expanded in the past, supported by the many phrases God uses in the Bible to tell us that at creation he “stretched out” (other verses say “spread out”) the heavens.
It is important the admit here that even without an understanding of gravitational time dilation, the reality of the existence of God and of his limitless capabilities would not be diminished or threatened in any way. Though God made us with the capability to understand much of his character, he is infinite and we are not. Because of this reality, we will never surpass the mind of God, or approach his equal.