“Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: ‘Ye must have faith.’ It is a quality which the scientist cannot dispense with.” Max Planck, “Where is Science Going?”
In Chapter 2 of my web-book, “Truth Cannot Contradict Truth,” I tried to explain how science works: its limits and its power. As the quote above from Max Planck puts it, those who have worked in science know that faith is an essential element and a cornerstone of the scientific method.
What do we mean by faith? For my purpose here a brief answer is: belief sustained by revelation, non-scientific, or non-logical evidence.
fyi, this article touches on “Scientific Method and Faith,” an analogy of a tree, how the “soil” is faith in an intelligible universe, and so forth… quite interesting! – CBJ staff