This contribution is a polemical reaction to Jaromír Feber’s article which was published in this journal (year 56/2008, pp. 729-737) under the title Science, philosophy and faith. It reminds us of Feber’s call for the introduction of religious faith into science and it begs to disagree. The article attempts to place the polemic into the wider context of contemporary debates about the character of science and about the ever-growing tolerance towards various expressions of the esoteric and of pseudo-science. It calls for greater attention to the basic procedures of scientific work, attention which is required in philosophy as anywhere else.