Continuing the discussion from Welcome to Terrell Clemmons: Questions on Methodological Naturalism:
This is a reference to a short essay by C.S. Lewis. The full essay is well worth the read. Some of the language is from another time, but the conception is solid.
Science is a dream, but theology is the waking world. Science, even when it is correct about the physical world, is only telling us part of the story. It is powerful, but it is also limited. Coming to view science in this limited way, I need not be concerned if science gets the whole picture or not. Of course it does not… I am more concerned about the notion that science is expected to give us a complete view of the world. On the most important things, it does not.
Science doesn’t tell us that life was divinely designed, but I don’t expect it to do so. I’m not sure why anyone should care. Science is just a dream. That is why, I speculate freely about things beyond science. Theology is not scientific, and it does not need to be scientific. Science gives us a limited view of the world, but theology is how we are to understand it all. This is how I know I am passing from dreaming to waking. In the waking world I can give an account of the dreaming world, as I can give an account of science within theology. I cannot, however, give an account of theology within science. Dreaming. Waking.
Thanks for the question @terrellclemmons. Remember, this Christian who affirms evolutionary science, is not a TE or a EC. I affirm evolution as God’s providentially governed way of creating us, only partially described within evolutionary science.