EVOLUTION is a "result" and not a Plan.
RELIGION is a plan with many implied personal results.
Unless you can straddle both worlds without bias, it is impossible to be fully neutral in your thinking about Evolution.
Science is about numbers and measurements while Religion is about words and language.
Separating the emotion content out of language is almost impossible.
Language isn't scientific. Language is filled with many pitfalls, traps, analogies, and emotional blockades!
The source of meaning is emotional even though thousands of denominations are examining basic texts shared by all.
Science relies on numbers, measurements, inquiry and end results.
Religion relies on emotions, interpretations, promises and fallback positions.
RELIGION is all about non-questioning acceptance.
SCIENCE is dispassionate. Science is Take it or Leave it.
SCIENCE is a methodology of testing in order to disprove itself.
Cognition is recognition.
None of us come out of the womb KNOWING.
Patterns are introduced into our thinking which we associate with "meanings" directly impacting our pain and pleasure.
The source of almost all of our thinking for the first decade of life is SELF oriented interpretations of everything.
UNLESS we disconnect our intellect from our emotions at some point, we are fated to filter phenomena through a lens of "HOW DOES THIS HELP / HURT ME?"
EVOLUTION is the same body of facts everywhere on the planet as a result of
the application of combined intellects probing, testing and shaping the numbers.
CHRISTIANITY is not the same anywhere but is a fractured set of impressions, opinions, and bodies of Dogma filtered into 40 thousand denominations.
Which bookkeeping firm would you hire to manage your finances?