And, alas! That last one locked before I was done. There may be a fourth thread upcoming.
(3) Non-Christians share with us facts that science seeks to explain. But we Christians have additional facts we are willing to use in our scientific endeavors: those of special revelation. Wouldn't we make more progress in science and be more likely to explain the facts in the correct and true manner by using all this extra information that we have at our disposal than we would if we merely stuck with the facts outside of special revelation to explain scientific facts?
This puts into words a lingering confusion I've always had when these discussions come up, but which I haven't known how to put into words.