I am having a conversation here in the comment section at Triablogue about the suitability of the fossil record as proof for evolution. Touchstone, the other person in the conversation, seems to be a staunch theistic evolutionist, and we can see some of the difficulties this position faces. I can understand his desire to believe in the virtues of science, but one also needs to retain perspective as to what is being said, and the conclusions drawn. Evolutionary theory is an inherently atheistic theory, unless one holds to some modified version, such as our friend is doing in this case, in which case it runs into problems of its own.
Ultimately, science was also given to us by God to explore and understand His creation, and to better glorify Him by ruling the creation. Any efforts that undermine that understanding are futile at best, and heretical at worst.