Hey, guys, here's an idea. What if the bible was actually written to the understanding of people a couple thousand years ago? I mean, what if most of it is symbollic? I know, it's a crazy idea, but bear with me. What if the story of Adam and Eve is a symbollic story written by someone in the past with limited scientific understanding!?
The bible is accepted by an overwhelming amount of theologians to be mostly a book of theology, not science or history - though it does contain both to some degree. Your point is argumentative and really doesn't have much to do with this debate.
Where now? It is well substantiated, in a book whose validity can neither be proved nor disproved. It is accepted by a minority of the scientific community due to its lack of scientific credibility. What is the hypothesis and how do you test it?
The books “validity” is easily and has been repeatedly proven. The main question for creationism has little to do with the bible. And the only point open to challenges of validity is Jesus' divinity… and this is not going to be the place I argue that point one way or the other.]
For MOST mainstream, informed Christians… the major difference between creationism and evolution, in the most vague sense of the terms, has to do with they why. Is it God inspired or not? Of course, there are some radical christians, like that previously mentioned Kent dude, that have it all wrong.
Take the Catholic Church for instance. In the catechism of the church (basically, the rule book) it says that it officially does NOT have a stance one way or the other about the theory of evolution. It goes on to say that if something can be explained scientifically, seems probable, and does not directly contradict the teachings of teh catholic church (all of which are derived from the bible), then the scientific answer is probably correct and therefore not bad to believe in.
As for science applied to creationism, that's easy. Assuming that the core of creationism is WHY things are the way they are (even if that means evolution) and not a polar opposite of evolution… then the goal of science applied to creationism is to determine whether God exists or not. And this is easy TESTED… though tough to prove. You can scientifically test whether prayer works, whether miracles happen, whether angels exist, whether there's something beyond time and understanding. All of these tests HAVE been scientifically tested and none have been disproven. Rather, some have been PROVEN (like the working of prayer). Why prayer works - whether its god or just human will - is unknown…. but science has shown that it does.
Now, what do we do when science is inconclusive… we test more.