Someone posted this picture on their blog:
To which I replied:
While this is an immensely popular talking point, it isn’t how actual science works. In science you don’t make a discovery then try to fit it into your model, you use the model to predict the discovery before it is made. Einstein’s theory of relativity is accepted by so many physicists because he used it to predict, among other things, the angle light would bend around the sun from a star behind the sun in an upcoming eclipse. Darwin’s theory of evolution is accepted by so many paleontologists because he used it to predict, among many other things, the existence of species like archeopteryx, (prehistoric extinct birds with separate digits in their wings) before they were discovered.
Biologists accept the theory of evolution because darwin used it to predict, among many other things, a the existence of a moth with a nearly foot long tongue a century before it was discovered.
Geneticists accept darwin’s theory of evolution because it was used to predict, among many other things, the fusion of two primate chromosomes before they were discovered.
And so on and so forth. Science is prophecy. Another thing that separates actual science from creationist philosophy is that real science yields practical applications like curing diseases, producing new industries etc. I can list half a dozen industries off the top of my head that rely on evolutionary science. We use evolutionary predictions to make vaccines because guess what, the viruses we’re making the vaccines against *evolve* so quickly that we have to get ahead of evolution and make a vaccine for a future version of the virus so we have time to manufacture and distribute the vaccines before it changes so much your immune system won’t recognize it. This is why people get the flu every year when the antibodies they produce whenever they get it should make them immune for about a decade. It’s because the flu migrates and evolves and by the time it comes around again it’s not the same virus. The 1918 flu killed around 50-100 million people and was about as lethal as the black death.
This is just one application of evolution science. Just one.
What applications are there of creation science? None. Because there is no such thing as creation science. It’s just science bashing and, at best, philosophy. Which is fine (philosophy, that is), so long as it’s not misrepresented as science.