Just started running a new Alpha course last week, although its early days we have had a couple of interesting evenings and some interesting comments.
Science is about understanding Gods Creation. God created the world and left us to explore and understand it. To protect and use the resources wisely.
God knows all of what you will do before you are born, not because he decided it, has written it down, but because he knows what you will chose to do. Even with that knowledge He loves you. Free will means you get to decide your own fate and path, Gods total knowledge of you means He knows what you will decide.