Clearly a naturalistic bias is at work here and imposes a limit on the spectrum of alternative explanations that is even considered to be permissible.
The bias in favor of science, you might say, tells you something about the mind behind the cosmic design.
This month the world thrilled at the first ever image of a black hole, this one in the galaxy M87.
An attribute of a good sci-fi story is that it should open new vistas for the imagination while, at the same time, not requiring the reader to put up with the preposterous.
Imagine a scenario where you don’t know the ancient age of the cosmos, but rather, only that it has an age, whatever that might be.