Continuing the discussion from https://discourse.peacefulscience.org/t/why-i-am-a-christian/6612/35:
I’ve seen the following objection a lot from atheists:
My answer is: I do indeed approach science and theology with different methodologies. But that is not an example of inconsistency. Rather, it is an example of choosing the right tool for the job. You can’t find a plastic button with a metal detector. It is useless to try to answer philosophical questions with merely science alone. In fact, science, by virtue of having such a strict methodology, is ill-equipped to answer certain questions, such as morality, metaphysics, consciousness, even politics (to some extent). If you use science alone, you will necessarily miss out on many viable philosophical options.
In my worldview, science is ultimately subsumed into a larger epistemological framework that has more “tools” at its disposal to “detect” entities not detectable in science (such as God). Rather than compartmentalization, I would describe it as integration.
It would be interesting to hear from Christian scientists here on how they personally would respond to this, especially those who have not spoken as much here lately. @swamidass, @Jordan, @PdotdQ, @glipsnort, @stlyankeefan, @Troendle, @pevaquark any thoughts?