here, via Abraham Piper.
Interestingly, the King James Version (chapter 4) precedes the age of science (chapter 5). Back then, it was about seeking Truth, not anything like today's "social science".*
Altogether, a lot more fun than the usual historical rigmarole.**
*Here's a topic to discuss amongst yourselves: "social science" is neither social nor a science.
**1736, "a long, rambling discourse," from an altered, Kentish colloquial survival of ragman roll "long list or catalogue" (1520s), in M.E. a long roll of verses descriptive of personal characters, used in a medieval game of chance called Rageman, perhaps from Anglo-Fr. Ragemon le bon "Ragemon the good," which was the heading on one set of the verses, referring to a character by that name. Sense transferred to "foolish activity or commotion" c.1955, but known orally from 1930s.