My claim is that if the fundamental assumption upon which western science was historically constructed were false, then we would not need to believe in magical things like subduction or redshifts
redshift isnt magical have you ever herd a car driving on the road in front of your house or on a straight road. How does the sound change when the car is coming twords you and how does it sound when it passes you and is moving away from you? redshift works on the same principle
Nothing scientific relies on magic. Magic man making life in the same form as it is today using magic is well relying on magic to explain things.
Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand