My attempts to engage Tanny were definitely an exercise in the Socratic method. I couldn’t get him to stick to definitions even when he made them. I’m not sure he knows what a premise is or how to construct an argument. So, I kept trying to explain why the scientific method was not equipped to address the god question, however, one could make a decision and label themselves with respect to belief.
To him, “science” is a thing that spits out dogma. It’s just another opinion that one can choose or not, without reading anything or understanding the data. He would no doubt argue that characterization, but I hope he was serious about moving on.