In our world, we use scientific methods to override superstition. One example is that rather than being the cause of fat, good fats help lower cholesterol levels. Most of our Earth people think as you do, but have done deeper research to break through superficial answers. Quoting: Hypatia
Science would be wise to not make the mistake in thinking that if something is simple it cannot be complicated.
The most useful things in the sciences are simple at their core.
Carbon and hydrogen come to mind.
Their is no limit to complexity, I assure you. Things can go on forever. How many quarks does it take to screw in a light bulb?
But I think where science (and civilization) will truly advance is where the universe is made more simple and easy to understand for everyone.
It is much easier to make things complicated than to make things more simple, don't you think? (Same for human relationships as to the universe.) Discovering complexity simply requires time and energy. Discovering simplicity probably requires more of the scientific method (and more logical reasoning) than anything else.
Of course the scientific elite don't want simplicity. It would take away their power.