I'll give a little push here-
Could it be by the stubborn denial to believe of it's existence, the scientifially bent mind, hampers itself from finding it?
Pay attention, please. I am not saying they are diametrically opposed. Rather that they are of a whole.
I suspect Ens are at an advantage here because Scientists have mapped that existence of matter for us and we already perceive spirit. Half the picture is not enough.
There always seems to be balance in the chaotic extremities which meet at the far ends, sorta like one concept of the universe.
What was the enormous power that created the big bang in the theoretical void? Askng that question leads many scientists into the spiritual area.