What if you don't see the answer you are looking for? What then?
Mankind has prospered by scientific progress. But what about the influence of religious(I use this word for lack of a better one) promoters on the heathen world. Can anyone ever measure the progress made on societies through this means. You might say it was because of the scientific proponent but then you would have to acknowledge the scientific component in the system.
The greatest discoveries can be the most unexpected.