Unfortunately as these things seem to go, specially in the states, there's no middle ground in sight in the battle between the two IDeologies, too much bigotry on both sides. Science i must say lets itself down (once again) by maintaining an impossible position and throwing themselves- or their standards- in, very very foolish and dare i say without method.
There are three issues, the creation of the universe -or what we think it is anyway, the evolutionairy path earths nature has taken since say half a billion years ago, and most contested the 'arrival' of man.
On the latter the scientists are caught between a rock and a hard place. Observing nature and its intracate balances and adaptations it is o so obvious man is out of place here, man has no real roots. It shouldn't have come as a surprise when the geneticists found our genetic make up lacking, that and a large (4000) amount of genetic faults , something unheard of in earth nature- certainly in our closest 'cousins' bonobo's/chimps. Aren't there any other genetic oddities ? Certainly, mais, wheat, rice, dogs even. Wait a minute, these seem to be rather closely related to human needs? .. Indeed.
Now i'm not making this stuff up, these are scientific facts, but scientists dare not to extrapolate or even speculate.
My turn then... as i said a rock and a hard place, it surely wasn't god that created us. Humans are too faulty, a genetic mess, hardly the result of a divine effort, compared to the beauty all around us on this planet, not that we haven't been trying to bring it down to our level, fortunately there's still plenty of spheres with limited human impact.
Even disregarding the cuneiform stories of Sitchen, it ain't no leap of faith to recognise external interference, going on for 200,000 years at least, off our tiny human timescale, but we should be able to understand that goals and priorities evolved aswell during that time, not to mention earths climate.
So where does all this leave those scientists.. indeed tell it like it is and get hammered for claiming the human race is a created hybrid, - Why ? By whom ? Whats our 'current'status ? ... etc. Questions all would rather evade.
Those that talk god every other minute are not better off, they'll have to come to terms with the fact that our imperfection and the continual effort to adapt (upgrade ?) humanoids can not be the work of the allmighty, no sir. A small comfort, at least the rest of us can finally get an unhindered perspective on the religious writings that have been molded.
It's save to say that 'officially' recognising humans for what they are would create an enormous vacuum, more than room enough for the pseudo gods- and certainly for those that claim to represent them- to take control. It is in this light that the current 'battle' should be seen.
" do unto others as you would have them do unto you "