I saw what people were saying about you not understanding Atheism and I kinda have some additional information that both sides on the topic of theism should be able to agree to if they are actually thinking about their religious beliefs complexly.
Belief in a creator, divine or not, is not…
In response (“you” referring to submission’s author):
I wouldn’t call it the same thing as faith (for science), but I know the reasoning you’re using. We have nothing but our imperfect perception to verify things to begin with, so we inherently deal with elements of uncertainty.
Science differs though by embracing uncertainty through continuous discovery. That it is imperfect is a given. It’s part of the design of science. That’s why there are such things as inventing new fields of math or making new tools to do science with. By the nature of this structure, science is inherently self-correcting over time. And it has explained a lot of phenomena accurately.
Perhaps the “explanation” we see is somehow marred because it’s based only our perception of the accuracy. But at the end of the day, what else really matters? We built rockets to the moon and made cures for diseases. Maybe there is some higher-order truth we’ve misunderstood.
But pragmatically: it works. When we find something that works even better, I’ll be happy to support that, too.