Those three aren't the basis of the scientific method?
Or should we add a fourth, the evolutionist's method of making up imaginary scenerio's, the Sci-Fi, method.
observation: from studying fossils to studying genes, observation is used.
repeatability: independent observers can and do undertake the same process of research and testing and derive comparable results.
measurement: various forms of measurement are used - strict linear measurement, radioisotope dating, comparative anatomy, gene allele frequency, statistical analysis, etc... all measurements, all used, all support evolution
the author you quoted was quite mistaken regarding facts.
by the way, there IS a valid and integral fourth characteristic of science: PREDICTION.
And, related to Prediction, a fifth: FALSIFICATION CRITERIA.