Spirituality is being broken down by science. There was once a time when the sun, moon and planets were thought to be of a spiritual origin. The basic laws of nature were thought to be the work of spirits. As science begins to explain more, the spiritual components disappear.
Science is objective, making use of methods of investigation and proof that are impartial and exacting. Theories are constructed and then tested by experiment. If the results are repeatable and cannot be falsified in any way, they survive. If not, they are discarded. When spiritual beliefs can be falsified then faith supersedes any logic or reason that can be applied. The rules for science are rigidly applied. The standards by which science judges its work are universal. There can be no special pleading in the search for the truth: the aim is simply to discover how nature works and to use that information to enhance our intellectual and physical lives. The logic that directs the search is rational and ineluctable at all times and in all circumstances. This quality of science transcends the differences which in other fields of endeavour (like spirituality) make one period incommensurate with another, or one cultural expression untranslatable in another context. Science knows no contextual limitations. It merely seeks the truth.