There are a lot of reasons why creationism doesn't qualify as science and none of the above is usually listed as technical characteristics of science. Nevertheless, the absence of a spirit of inquiry and a desire to learn about the unknown may be one of the most fundamental things that prevent creationism from being scientific -- and that will ensure its ultimate failure.
Science And Imagination
Austin Cline has posted on a value of science that is sometimes overlooked: Imagination. The fact that he is presenting this value in the context of comparison with creationism is secondary, in this blogger's opinion. The money quote:
Posted by Tom Rafferty