Truly, I commend you, betty boop, to all my brothers and sisters in Christ as you have consistently shown me, over the years, that your highest priority is God Himself. In many debates on the forum, private correspondence and in our book writing collaborations, your priorities have never changed. No one has cause to question your motives, nor should you be offended if that ever happens.
Concerning the root of the present exchange, how much direct observation (e.g. science) can illuminate our understanding of Scripture - I am confident of several things.
First, that we Christians see the glory of God in His creation as He said we would:
That does not mean that we cannot grow in understanding Who God IS, what He has done, what He wants and so on.
Truly, God the Father has revealed Himself to us in several ways: in the Person of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, in the Person of the indwelling Holy Spirit, in His own words - Scriptures, and in His creation, both physical and spiritual.
Indeed, we not only should look and see, we must. For if we love God - and as Christians, we do - then we hunger to learn more about Him, we hang on His words, cherish His fellowship, His presence, His leading.
After all, doubting Thomas was an apostle, too.
Indeed, the apostles were each quite different from one another - having different learning curves, some requiring the school of hard knocks while others bent seemingly effortlessly to Jesus' words.
This passage is quite telling:
Likewise here, xzins was blessed with the eyes of a theologian; betty boop, the eyes of a philosopher and TXnMA, the eyes of a scientist. Each of you magnify the revelations of God through the lens God Himself gave you.
And please never be discouraged from doing this, even if you do not get a reply - or if the reply is "huh?" - or even disdain. We are only responsible for the seeds He gave us, individually.