What is Creation Science?
What would the conditions have been like at the beginning of the universe, earth, and life? According to creation, everything started at its most organized. While there has been a great deal of diversification and specialization, there has been an overall trend toward deterioration ever since. Thus, we can approach creation as the Initial Complexity model.
Evolution, on the other hand, says that everything began in an extremely disorganized state and has become more and more organized through the eons. Thus, we can express the basic idea of evolution as Initial Disorganization.
Using these opposing ideas, Initial Complexity vs. Initial Disorganization, we can make predictions about what sort of evidence we should find in many areas of science (biology, paleontology, genetics, physics, astronomy, biochemistry, geology, etc.) if one or the other is true. We can then apply the scientific method to test our predictions and see which set fits better with what we actually observe.
For instance, Initial Complexity leads us to expect an overall trend toward deterioration throughout the universe, while Initial Disorganization leads us to expect an overall trend toward increasing organization. Likewise, Initial Complexity leads us to expect a sudden, explosive appearance of most of the major types of fossils in the lowest fossil-bearing rocks while Initial Disorganization leads us to expect continual, gradual development from simple to complex.
Besides these predictions, we can make many others that relate to the conditions needed for the origin of life, the structure of the universe, the characteristics of the fossil record, the process of cell reproduction, and on and on. Applying the scientific method to test such predictions is the “science” part of “creation science.”