Ray, that saddens me to read. I think your idea of the "scientific world" must have little to do with actual science.
For me as a biologist, the more I learn, the more awe and wonder I experience. I'm sorry that you have such a twisted idea of science.
In real science, exposing one mechanism leads to awe, wonder, and questions about many more underlying mechanisms that we don't yet understand.
When I went to see the total eclipse, most of the people around me who took the time to travel and be in awe of it were advertising their geekiness; there was no evidence that ANY of them were evangelicals.