Ancient man was not as naïve as we might take him for. In the New Testament Joseph was engaged to be married to Mary. When he found her to be pregnant he decided to put her away quietly. Why would he do that? Because he understood that the regular and fixed way that women become pregnant is by being with a man sexually. But later he came to believe in the virgin birth of Jesus. Why? Because he also believed in the supernatural. He also believed that there existed something beyond nature which could interfere with her workings.
One might argue that science has shown us there is no such thing as a supernatural. But I would retort, “which of the sciences show us this?”. You see, science, by its very nature (no pun intended), could never disprove the supernatural. For science is the study of the workings of the natural world and the question at hand is—is there anything outside of nature?
The hurdle that some have to cross at this point is their false presupposition that science not only tells us how nature normally works but it also tells us how nature must work. I have heard it argued the laws of nature are fixed. For example, it tell us that 2+2=4. Nothing can alter the fact that 2+2 must always equal four. But I think this is a bad analogy. I will debunk it with my own analogy (not original with me).
Suppose I put $20 in my dresser tonight and then $20 in my dresser the following night. Do you suppose on the third night I should find $40 in my dresser? Well of course. But wait a moment. There is no guarantee. For suppose a burglary has occurred and the thief has take my $40. It is not the laws of arithmetic that has been broken, only the laws of America. So the laws of nature only tell us what normally happens unless there is outside interference.
I can hit a cue ball on a pool table with a certain amount of power, at a certain angle, and predict exactly where the ball will travel. What I cannot tell u is whether my competitor will pick up the ball mid-flight. We use the laws of nature to predict what is generally going to happen. They cannot tell us whether someone is going to interfere.
You should not go to physicist to tell you how likely my competitor is to snatch up the cue ball. You need to go to a psychologist for that. Thus, we need not go to the scientists to answer our metaphysical questions.