I don't see your words as describing science as I know it. "Science (as we have known it) renders us alone in an alien universe. At the same time, it crowns us as its lords and masters, for if sentience and purpose inhere in us alone, there is nothing stopping us from engineering the world as we see fit." This is closer to a description of the credo of corporatism.
Modern science sees evolution as beginning with quarks and other sub atomic entities solidifying out a super hot plasma known as big bang. And big bang didn't happen 14 billion years ago, it is still accelerating and thus still banging.
Your article sets up a duality between life and not life and proposes that is the attitude of science. Not so at all. Biology is as much part of Cosmos as inanimate material. It is joy of becoming a more complex being. Hydrogen has a single positive nucleus that holds the opposite charge electron in orbit. We learn this in school. Few stop to question what keeps two positive charges in a helium nucleus from blowing apart; they are strong positive charges touching each other and strong enough to hold two opposite negative charge electrons whirling in an almost light speed orbit at a vast relative distance.
How do atoms pile more and more like charged particles into an atomic nucleus and not blow apart? Some call it molecular glue. Some call it Joy. And some call it Love. The strong force allows complexity to evolve until people like us need to use science to make testable theories to find out how life exists.
Soil itself grows and seeks healing balance if contaminated. Terra-mycin comes from the dirt and doctors prescribe it for our own healing balance. Cosmos is a living being that has evolved until it now senses itself through living cosmic powered biology.