Let us consider the definition of "science" as given in a small booklet published by the National Academy of Sciences.
"In science, explanations are limited to those based on observations and experiments that can be substantiated by other scientists. Explanations that cannot be based on empirical evidence are not part of science."
Thus, the term science is "limited" to what scientists can replicate or observe.
However, this is a two-edged sword. Scientists cannot replicate or observe a Universe, thus the Big Bang theory, meaning a theory that the Universe came to be by an accidental Big Bang, is not science, using their own definition of "science."
Thus, no theory of how the Universe came to be is technically "science" by science’s own definition because it is impossible to replicate the Big Bang in a science lab, whether it was accidental or carefully planned or there was some other mechanism. (Webster Kehr)
Published on Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 4:07 AM CDT