With the term - science - materialists are using it as a metaphor for gradualism.
The YEC usage of 'science' is as metaphor for atonymic ratiocination concerning empiricisms using Platonic cause/effect, linear/non-linear, regressing/increasing(numbers) . These antonymic notions themselves are not empirical - you cannot experience linear/non-linear.
The only thing that you are is ratiocinating being explicating about empiricisms in an antonymic manner. We cannot conceive of gradualism other than as the Platonic opposite to composite integrity of parts - Irreducible Functionality.