Mathematics and Science are the basic tools along with Philosophy that enable us to ask question such as, why is that happening, are there connections, what is…….
Of course we can ask these questions without using a scientific approach but probably such an approach would value certain factors more than they should be. For example, a belief that God will provide, and it is the will of God what happens are, to say the least, problematic.
One wonders the role of doubt in these non-scientific thought processes. Science values doubt, it seems non-science does not.
This non-valuing of doubt results in reactionary thinking, or conservationism in the face of change.