- I'd argue that if any scientists are "setting out to prove the Bible wrong" then they aren't doing science.
Science isn't about answering spiritual questions. It's not about proving religion wrong.
Science is about making observations about our world that aren't currently explained, coming up with an idea that might explain them, coming up with a test that should give a specific result if the idea is right, and then doing the test to see if you get the expected result. But, of course, it's more complex than that, and details differ depending on your field.
So a Scientist wouldn't "set out to prove the bible wrong" since, well, there is no "observation" about the world relating to the bible. I suppose you could prove "facts" wrong. For example: Was there a flood that covered the entire world? If I wanted to approach that scientifically, I might look at the evidence we see in land that was once covered by the sea. So I might notice salt levels, mineral leeching, and fossils of sea animals. Now I might construct an initial theory that the world was NOT covered by the ocean. And I might come up with a test that will prove me wrong - I'd predict that if the world was not covered with water, I should not be able to find any sealife fossils in mountains and in deserts. I come up with that test BEFORE I know what I'll find. I then go searching, and if I find fossils of sea life in the desert or mountains, well, I've proven my theory wrong. At this point, I need to either give up my theory, or refine it. I might discover that there are theories of continental drift, and tectonic movement. So I realize that it's possible that certain areas were covered with oceans and seas that are now land. I might look at the predictions for where the ocean used to be, and come up with a theory for where I expect to find sea fossils, and where I shouldn't be able to find any. I can then go looking for fossils, again trying to "prove myself wrong" - if I only find fossils in the expected areas, then my theory MIGHT be right. Or there might be some other explanation that I haven't come up with yet. If I find fossils in areas I predicted that I wouldn't find them, then my theory still needs more work.
... and that, in a nutshell, is how science works. I never truly proves something is true. It just describes a way that reality MIGHT work, and then looks for ways that the description doesn't match the evidence. So that we can learn the parts of the thory that aren't entirely correct, and keep improving the theory (or throw it out entirely) until we have a better and better theory that is closer and closer to the absolute truth. Even if we never 100% get there.
It's very different to Faith. With Faith, we just decide
to believe something. Not because there's any good reason to believe it. But just because. Because a book tells us it's true. Or because our parents believed it. Or because we saw that beautiful sunrise, and were filled with such a sense of completeness that we knew there was more to the world.
But we don't look for ways to PROVE our faith wrong. That's what sets it apart from science.
Faith is something that we believe despite
the lack of evidence.
Scientific beliefs are things we believe because
we find evidence that implies they are true, and can't find evidence showing that they are false.
Scientific beliefs might not be correct, but if they are wrong, we can slowly correct the mistakes, and get closer and closer to the truth.
Faith beliefs may or may not be correct. But if we believe the wrong thing, we have no way of correcting that mistake.
It's OK to have both types of beliefs. I can believe in Science, and still feel in my heart that there is a greater meaning to the world and my life.
Sometimes they conflict. If the evidence shows that a specific fact couldn't be true based on the biblical description, then either we've got to ignore the fact, or we've got to refine our belief for how the world worked. But even then, it only shows that specific "facts" are wrong. It doesn't "disprove the bible."
Science and religion are different things. They don't have to overlap. Leave science to explain how the world works. Leave religion to explain why we are here, what our purpose is. And teach them in DIFFERENT classrooms.