What we call "ego" is only a cocoon of self-defense from fear of the Infinite.
Simply the ego does not exist, it's just an illusion. That's why some of us love Science, as it frees us from ourselves to land inside the ganglia of Truth, even if for now it is not the whole truth. But we'll get there.
More one is freed from the ego and our spaces dilate and our times are canceled. Our true identity is made of infinite space and time zero. And this goes beyond the science, which, however, is a first step in learning to fly away from the nest.