I never understood the either-or philosophy either.
I agree. To me, Creation is the reason. Evolution is the method.
... then God is a liar, or an impotent misleading ill-informed wimp. Scripture is pretty clear about how “all this” came about. If it didn’t come about as Scripture clearly says, then the God of that Scripture is not worth following.
As for me, I’ll believe the evidence *and* Scripture, that slime did not produce Man.