Both Christians and “Scientists”* need some.
Christians’ key philosophical mistake is in the area of epistemology (‘what can be known and how do we know it?’).
--The Mistake: basing their epistemology on the inerrancy of Scripture.
--The Problem: makes Christians too easy to dismiss.
--The Correction: realizing the case for Christ is stronger without the doctrine of inerrancy.
“Scientists’ ” key philosophical mistake is also in the area of epistemology.
--The Mistake: accepting an epistemology of “naturalism.” Naturalism is the idea that the only thing that’s real is what can be empirically observed.
--The Retort: “Like that could even possibly be known!”
--The Problem: it makes people irrationally dismiss God.
--The Correction: admitting that looking for God with a microscope is like looking for a rainbow with a stethescope.
* by "scientists," I mean people who co-opt science and misapply it to politics, religion, and ethics. Unfortunately this is a common practice, and some scientists are also "scientists." But, Jesus, I think, has no problemo with real science.