Let me tell you a little story...
Locally, there has been a big creation/evolution debate. The local college recently brought in a prominent atheist scientist (his self-definition, not mine), to discuss his views on how the world came into existence.
He talked about the reason that he doesn't believe that the Creation Story is a legitimate story because of an old latin law of science that basically says, "Out of nothing, nothing comes." He said that since there is no explanation for how God came out of nothing, he can't believe in God. I found his comments to be interesting, because from my perspective, the ONLY explanation for our being here that makes sense is the creation story, because of the very same latin law.
Take, for example, the Big Bang Theory. In the BBT, everything on earth is said to have come from Hydrogen. Now, I didn't used to think much of that until I took some chemistry classes in college, and learned that Hydrogen is NOT eternal. Therefore, how did it get there in the first place to then create the rest of the world?
Now, the same goes for Evolution (and PS, I believe that Evolution and the Creation Story can co-exist)--if the entire earth were created by evlolving from exoskeletal beings, where did those exoskeletal organisms come from? In fact, more and more often, scientists are discarding evolution as the initial means for creation, and instead coupling it with something like the Big Bang Theory. Here's a snippet from Wikipedia's entry on Evolution from the "Origins of Life Section":
The origin of life is a necessary precursor for biological evolution, but understanding that evolution occurred once organisms appeared and investigating how this happens does not depend on understanding exactly how life began. The current scientific consensus is that the complex biochemistry that makes up life came from simpler chemical reactions, but it is unclear how this occurred. Not much is certain about the earliest developments in life, the structure of the first living things, or the identity and nature of any last universal common ancestor or ancestral gene pool. Consequently, there is no scientific consensus on how life began, but proposals include self-replicating molecules such as RNA, and the assembly of simple cells.
So for me, personally, the only explanation that has ever made sense was The Creation Story--the God created the Earth and all that is in it. Christians believe that unlike Hydrogen, God IS eternal, and so in basic principle, he wasn't created out of nothing--he always was and always will be. It's a tough thing to grasp, I know. And there isn't a scientific explanation for it. I've long felt that the spiritual realm supersceeds the scientific realm, and that things can be explained through religion that couldn't possibly be explained through science.
Now in the comments section, what do YOU believe in terms of the story of how we came to be on this earth? This is a flame-free comments section--any comments that are disrespectful or make fun of another commenter's point of view will be deleted, period. Debate to your little heart's content, but keep it clean folks!