Many people today, especially educated people, especially people with technical educations, believe that science is a more reliable guide to what is really real than metaphysics or philosophy. This of course is silly and I will show why.
First I must say that of course, if you know something scientifically, you cannot believe anything for metaphysical or philosophical reasons that contradicts that scientific fact. Scientific knowledge has a kind of reliability that philosophical knowledge does not have. That probably is one major reason for this sorry situation.