Originally Posted by dr wu23
Not in the way you mean...no. The word does not apply in this case imo.
The word can have several layers of meaning. I do trust science to make objective evaluations but faith should be reserved dfor religious and other 'beliefs'.
Science does not require our faith since it's based on facts and data.
When science proves something it is not faith, its is by definition a proven fact, which makes it knowledge.
Faith is what we have in the things Science has not proved.
Not saying anything about u Dr. but there are ppl out there who believe in a wholly Naturalistic explanation of the origin of the Universe and life in it.
These ppl are sometimes incorrectly called Atheists, but u cannot label someone based on what they do NOT believe in.
But believers in a Naturalistic explanation have no more or less scientific evidence for their belief then someone believing in Intelligent Design.
Which makes both a belief, requiering Faith.