On one hand we have a human conspiracy involving science. On the other hand we have a God conspiracy involving revelation. Or
On one hand we have science and the OT, and
On the other hand, we have personal interpretation issues. Science cannot rest and establish dogma, because it is in a constant state of change. The OT was given thousands of years ago, and does not evolve. Calling the results of empirical endeavor a truth, leads to misleading conclusions. Just because empirical evidence seems to be the most reliable, it does not nor cannot approach the whole of a reality that includes spiritual reality.
If you dismiss the OT as just a product of human endeavor with no spiritual connection at all, then most would bet on today’s empiricism. If you are going to include a spiritual side to reality, empiricism only gets you half of the picture.