Originally Posted by CaterpillarWoman
Actually, no. Science does investigate metaphysical matters, if you're using the classic philosophical definition of metaphysical.
Just as one example: Online papers on consciousness
I respectfully disagree:
Prior to the modern history of science, scientific questions were addressed as a part of metaphysics known as natural philosophy. The term science itself meant "knowledge" of, originating from epistemology. The scientific method, however, transformed natural philosophy into an empirical activity deriving from experiment unlike the rest of philosophy. By the end of the 18th century, it had begun to be called "science" to distinguish it from philosophy. Thereafter, metaphysics denoted philosophical enquiry of a non-empirical character into the nature of existence.
The Scientific method had it's origins in Metaphysics - the classical definition I mean.