Evolution doesn't provide predictions it just explains what has happened.
Nobody ever said it had to.
The nature of evolution leaves it unable to be disproved
Of course it could be disproved but it hasn't been so far, there is a big difference.
GOD could just reveal himself and WHAM! :)
In fact the theory has itself evolved to such a state today that Darwin would perhaps not recognise it.
The fact that it hasn't been disproved is not a platform, that it is not a good theory, it could just be bringing us closer to the truth.
we have to rely upon results produced ie predictions. Evolution doesn't provide predictions it just explains what has happened.
This makes no sense, it sounds like you have something specific in mind, do you?
Or maybe I am just not getting what you are saying?
You dont start looking at things with a blank mind.
Well that's ''standing on the shoulders of giants'' out the window.
We can build on some sort of foundation, even rip it apart and improve it.
Our computers would not exist if everything was looked at with a blank mind but then again it took someone to look at something observable to come up with one theory for the next generation of thought to come up with an extension of that theory or to completely wipe the old one out.
And as for people looking at evolution with a blank mind, I think we all do.
Creating an idea from observations cannot be scientific because you cannot separate the idea from the observations ie the observable universe will fit your idea not the other way round.
I agree, hence the word 'theory'.
And once a scientist has come up with a theory, they or most other scientists try their damnedest to disprove it.
But measurable, physical evidence in a court of law is a powerful persuasive tool, I would say much more persuasive than some old scrolls written by unknown authors and translated and edited so much that I doubt if anyone would recognise the original, talking about supernatural mumbo jumbo with no proof, relying on blind faith is nowhere near the same.
Evolution has provided a great platform for the sciences but it really in not a testable theory as you quite rightly described science as being.
This is why I think you have something in particular in mind but lets continue anyway, lets take for example your Human vestigiality.
Your tailbone is the remnant of your lost tail.
One thing of interest is that we have, in some ways, conquered evolution but that is another day's argument :)