Here is where the wheels start to fall off the truck. "The evidence says X, but I'm going to just believe Y." I am very unsympathetic to such a view. As those who claim to believe the truth, as Christians, we should never advocate or support any position that holds to "faith" in opposition to the evidence. That is not what biblical faith is:Mike made such an awesome post and well worth reading.
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
Is biblical faith blind? Of course not. Biblical faith can only work in compliance with "assurance." And what is our assurance based on? The past. For instance, everyone wakes up in the morning and gets out of the bed with the assurance that we will not float to the ceiling. Instead, we expect that our feet will hit the floor based on the norm of past experience. Thus, we have a sense of assurance based on our past experience.
THE APOLOGETIC FRONT: "What should we preach about Creation?" by John Piper