Just in case you were wondering, Creationism is bunk.
Here are the top 5 people that Google says agree with me: (for right now, it is 2, because I have to go pick up my daughter.)
Science and Engineering (and why Creationism is bunk)
At it's most fundamental level we can define science as two different activities: the collection of facts about the universe, and the attempt to create explanations of how those facts relate to each other. The scientific enterprise has been going on as long as humans have existed, but science as we now use the term dates from about the fifteenth century, which is where it finally got onto the right track, and also when it finally started developing procedures which work.
Engineering is easier to describe, though no easier to carry out. The goal of engineering is to create useful devices. For every scientist, there are probably 10-20 engineers. (Science doesn't make money. Engineering does. We engineers are a lot more profitable to hire.)
The "collection of data" part of science is pretty easy to understand, but the "tie it all together" part is widely misunderstood.
There are three words in rising order of importance: conjecture, hypothesis and theory.
A lecture given by Dr Stephen Law for the BHA Darwin Day Lecture 2003 on February 12th 2003 at Conway Hall, London
What is creationism?
We are here to discuss creationism. So the first thing we need to be clear about is what we mean by "creationism".
The kind of creationism that I am concerned with here - the kind that, for example, is being taught in that State-funded school up in Gateshead that you may have heard about - is the form of creationism known as Bible Literalism .
Bible literalists don't just believe that God created the universe. After all, many reputable scientists are prepared to accept that.
No, they believe something much stranger. They believe that everything claimed in the Bible should be accepted as literally true .
So when it say, in Genesis, that God made the universe and every living species in just six days, creationists accept that this is literally true. The genesis story is not a myth or metaphor. It all really happened just as described in the book. That's the sort of creationism we're concerned with here.