NealJohn saidI am sure my comment is going to bring backlash but here goes. You have to love the scientists who think they can solve the mysteries of creation and the universe by merely observing things from a very finite vantage point. To me, science today is very much like religion of medieval times; widely excepted without question and if questioned, one is assumed to be uneducated or ignorant.
The fact is no one on earth can study a black hole because it is millions of miles away, just as no one on earth can know the origins of the universe by analyzing bones and dirt. I don't understand how the whole world can trust the few ( scientists make up a small fraction of the world population ) who claim these things.
Well you have to study science to understand science...
the difference between science and religion is that science is based on logical principals that can be proved by empiric experiments ,experiments that can be done again and again and will result with the same conclusions.
the fact that YOU don't understand how fossils prove for example the evolution theory ,just proves you haven't study it, not that its not true.
That's called this:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reproducibility
Reproducibility is the ability of an entire experiment or study to be duplicated, either by the same researcher or by someone else working independently. Reproducing an experiment is called replicating it. Reproducibility is one of the main principles of the scientific method.
& in that NealJohn, science isn't so much about consensus-- though the term is used--in the same way as a consensus of political opinion because they are not deciding on the interests of the group but deciding by what reproducible evidence tells them.
Example: a group gets together and decides by consensus that alcohol should be made unavailable on Sundays vs a group gets together, evaluates the evidence and decides by consensus that alcohol is dangerous to a living being. In once sense, you might be debating moral issues, but in the scientific sense you are evaluating the evidence of cirrhosis or Korsakoff Syndrome (alcohol related dementia--I have a dear friend who suffers that) etc.
So it isn't just that science is about the opinion of relatively few people, but that a number of people, whatever that number might be, replicated data and came to concurring results.
Religion is more like an old man set in his ways. Science is like a child always asking why.