Academics prefer the relatively new kid on the block in terms of system for knowing something, which is the scientific method. Unlike theology that relays on revelation, sacred texts, and spiritual experience, science is all about observation and measurement. Unlike philosophy that focuses on logic and reason, science is big into tests and repeatable outcomes.
I’m thankful for all three. Each one is valid in its place. I don’t fly in airplanes built by theologians, and I don’t want my gallbladder removed by a philosopher. At the same time, I don’t trust an engineer to build me a bridge to heaven, or a chemist to fix the sin problem that is present in me.
Take Away: There is more than one way of knowing something.