When I was all ready to comment on the Way of the Master v. Rational Response Squad debate, somebody beat me to the punch. The above link will take you there.
That said, I would like to accent that “science” is not itself a neutral term, especially as the claims of modern science are themselves based on a series of worldviews and one major fallacy (the fallacy being highly useful in science, but not so useful in day to day life). The worldview is that the universe is pretty much as we perceive it to be. Of course, 15 minutes reading a Kant primer, or a work of most epistemologists shows this to be a radically simplistic statement (the truth is that we can only talk about the the universe as we experience it, whether that has any relation to reality or not cannot be objectively tested, and even that is debated).
The fallacy is that if something cannot be proven to be true (or at least fit with the evidence that we can prove as true), one must assume it not to be. Of course, this would wreak havoc on modern society as people sought to test every contractual transaction (how do you KNOW that the bank is holding your money for you and will give it back when you ask? How do you KNOW that your wife or husband will remain faithful? How do you KNOW that there was a real moon landing or that the twin towers fell because of a terrorist attack?). So something that is eminently useful (solid skepticism) in science becomes a great deal more problematic in general life. Indeed, as anyone who has seen “the Matrix” (or read Rene Descartes) can tell you, there are possible reasons to disbelieve the “real” world.
God comes through tacit knowledge, that which you know because you know, and provides a basis for other knowledge. We can seek understanding and respect of one another, but conviction of a differing point of view comes through a different channel (whether of Atheism or Christian Theism). There must be an epiphany, or as I would say, revelation.
Next time, after this excursis into the realms of unbelief, I will talk about a Christian heirarchy of love (yes, there is one).