The past is now, only a snapshot, no matter how you look at it. Any one saying they have the truth about the past, can only do so through concept. The truth in the evidence is only the evidence. It is not the truth of what happened. That was the point of remembering the past. The truth is not even consistent with the evidence. The truth of the evidence is consistent with your belief system. If it were not, you would reject it as being nonsense like the YEC view.
I have nothing against science. I stress the point that we cannot trust science any more than we can trust the Bible. It was not until recently seeing that myself. If like me, taking everything literally, what we observe, is not always what is real, and may not even be the truth, we obviously have a need to figure out. Having a need to getting to the truth, does not gaurantee we will get to the truth. Jesus’ exchange with Pilate points that out.
Does the method of science get rid of some of our notions that are false? Of course it does, but science can only give us a representative view. It can not give us proof, because God is part of the factor. Saying that God does not have a hand in what happens is as foolish as saying there is no God at all.
Unless, I have it wrong the peer review system is to come to a consensus of common ideology. It is not the means to God who is truth. Nor is saying the Bible is the only truth, the way to go. It hardly covers bits and pieces of history through human thoughts and observations. We still have the need to take into account all of what was left to us, if we want a more complete picture. But even then it is just a picture and may or may not be what actually happened. And in doing this still discern between what is spiritual doctrine and what belongs to the physical.