I'll try to be, if I can, less esoteric.
Someone describes to me an experiment he made, e.g. by throwing some objects from the Tower of Pisa. You see, he adds, this proves that… whatever. If you repeat it, and reach the same results, then you'll have to agree with me. And all triumphant concludes: that is science.
Good, I say, I understand. If, by repeating the experience others relate, we prove the same thing, then we have science.
I knew it. I followed the way my parents showed me in their model of love story, and I found marital bliss. That why the Gospels recommend to follow Christ' example: to acquire the true science of life.
No, no, no! You got it all wrong. Love stories are literature, the Gospels are religion. They are not science.
Why not? I thought I was only drawing conclusions from what you just approved.
Whatever answer he might give at this point to my question, it would be the equivalent of a blunt "because I say so!".
Or, at least, I so wrote this fictional dialogue, because I haven't heard a different answer yet.