@Craig Gorsuch Re: Christianity does NOT mean one is anti-Science
I can prove to you that the Christian god did not create the universe (at least using as much evidence as you used in your post to prove that he did)....
the Flying Spaghetti Monster did it
My proof? well, you can't prove mathematically that your "god" did it so therefore it must be wrong, so therefore my theory must be right! (cause there can ONLY be two right?)
Can you mathematically prove HOW your "god" did it?
I think you are sorely mistaken in exactly what science is. You seem to think that science is "absolute proof" when in fact it is the complete opposite. Science never tries to find absolute proof, it does however try to find ways of prediction. "If I hit mass A with force B, how far will it go?" THAT is science.... "If I hit mass A with force B, why does it go?" is not. You can have your god moving mass A all he likes, science doesn't care why, it cares about predicting how far he will move it.
I think you are also mistaken on what exactly a scientific theory is. First you start with a hypothesis "I think this will happen", after that you test your hypothesis and see if it holds up. If you are very good, your hypothesis will be held up with observations, get enough observation and you can only then call it a theory, if there is ANY evidence to the contrary then the theory is sent back and a new hypothesis has to be made. Evolution is currently in this stage of proof, there has been many, MANY observations that support it, and none that counter it. If a theory is observed to always happen, exactly the same way, then it may be elevated to the state of a Law. Since there is currently no way to isolate every single variable involved in evolutionarily observations it is currently not possible to insure that the starting conditions are exactly the same so the theory will not graduate into a law for some time to come.
I think you are also mistaken as to what exactly "separation of church and state" means too.... namely the actions Palin has taken to merge the two. Passing laws forcing christian reproductive beliefs on non-christian voters is one example. Were she to leave her faith out of her office then I would be more then happy to leave her faith out of her campaign... but so long as she seems convinced that she has the moral authority to impose her religious beliefs on others I see no reasons why her religion should not be an important factor in whether people vote for her or not.