Peter Abelard arguing out against the church had lasting effect in the long run despite him loosing to St. Bernard of Clarivaux. Over time there was a synthesis of learning religiously and scientifically which was clear by the 13th century. However the medieval philosophy did not promote science but some people like Francis Bacon did experiments anyway.
Saint Thomas Aquinas - "Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder." LOC 570 http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14663b.htm