As a one time evolutionist (even though I was totally uneducated in my stance) and now being a creationist I have some perspective when it comes to this issue.
Darwin in the 1850s took a 5 year voyage on the HMS Beagle. Darwin was a naturalist and geologist. Most of his book "The Origin of Species" his since been disproved. The only thing that remains true is his natural selection thesis. Of course anyone who watches a nature show on the Serengheti would be able to see that. The weak get killed off and the stronger tend to thrive. There is nothing too complicated about that.
This whole notion that we are derived from lesser species is ridiculous. It leads to people acting like animals and thinking that it is okay. We have a conscience and we have the ability to discern right from wrong. We don't always do what is right but at the same time we are conscious of our decisions. A Monkey doesn't lose sleep over the Banana it stole from its fellow Monkey. We may even rationalize our indiscretions and try to legitimize them but again that is something that a lesser creature would not ponder. As much as people can act like animals we are far more than an ape could ever be.
The mysteries of the beginning are still a puzzle that science has pondered and theorized. The big bang theory is just that. A theory totally not proved. So we don't know where it all started. We don't know where it is going. We don't know how it will end.
I could go on and on about it but I tend to end these blogs without a great deal of pomp and circumstance. Since I cannot explain the nature of the universe and science has been of little help to shed any significant light on the subject the conclusion I have come to is that there is a God. He has placed in us a soul which gives us awareness of the world and universe around us. He has given us profound mysteries that we are not able to solve.
Creationist are often portrayed on TV nowadays as idiots. The secular media tends to mock the notion of God speaking the universe into existence but I really don't care. There is an increasing amount of evidence that creation did in fact happen. Scientist have uncovered much evidence that points to a creator down to the single cell level but this has been suppressed by the main stream scientific community. There is a growing number of creation scientists uncovering the real truth of the beginnings.
Often Christians are said to be narrow minded. That's fine by me. If you've discovered the truth you don't need to stray off the road to find what you are looking for. Jesus referred to himself as the narrow gate. Wide is the gate to destruction so I choose the narrow gate.
God bless you in your pursuit of the truth.