Science is the only method that allows for testable theories. Supernatural explanations are not testable, they are simply articles of faith that depend on personal revelation.
"In adhering to these radical-empiricist preconceptions, Eldredge completely ignores the fact that, while supernatural processes themselves cannot be tested, the consequences of supernatural events can be tested, and that is precisely what creationist scientists do."
I think religion should ALWAYS be the search for theological and philosophical truths. I don't understand how the two can mix.
Religion and Science are not necessarily mutually exclusive, thus something can be both "Religious" and "Scientific" at the same time.
If supernatural explanations were allowed into science then it would end all investigation.