may i ask what you believe science is? Can we assume it was to make an income or perhaps a requisite for you to earn a degree in ........ art. To me, it is to comprehend what makes life exist. The metaphysical aspect is simply the result not the solution. The science behind reality is the solution. Almost like a monk; some prefer to mediatate on issues rather than become a part of the issue and act. This thread is on Evolution and commenting pro/con. The metaphysical aspect could be in the statement made that the pinnacle of mankind's evolution is to comprehend existence. But if you like theology.... how about "God saith, `Lo, the man was as one of Us, as to the knowledge of good and evil; and now, lest he send forth his hand, and have taken also of the tree of life, and eaten, and lived to the age,' " basically man can create life and live within the contributions to existence for a long long time but who combines knowledge anymore? Who has that commitment on this earth to share what life is? And in reality without the EVOLUTION Of KNOWLEDGE............... life would never understand.