Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they don’t understand it. We will one day understand what causes it, and then cease to call it divine. And so it is with everything in the universe.
Hippocrates, father of western medicine
Presently, we understand that epilepsy is a not a single disease but a group of related neurological disorders. Why? Because medical researchers used the tools of science. They didn’t just relegate the disease to the unknowable workings of the dieties they worshipped at the time.
As science pushes further to explain our reality, the provinces of deific power shrink.
Does this mean religion and science are incompatible? I know that there are plenty of good scientists that are also religious and have no problem reconciling their beliefs with what they know of the physical world. For myself, science has shown that, at the very least, there is no good, solid evidence for the presence of a deity or dieties that control this universe. Can I say there is no god? No, but the evidence says it is at the least unlikely.