Evolution happens, no doubt. But I don't believe that it happens on the scale that has resulted in humans appearing from carbon, nitrogen, some trace minerals and some random energy. If the creation of life has 100 steps, evolution is steps 2-100. The part that even the smartest people cant explain is the 0 to 1 part.
One single cell in your body is more complicated than a single city. Each cell has roads, a central government, powerplants, communication systems, storage facilities, police, currency and much more. Scientists are still discovering new stuff on the cellular level which often changes/reverses previous knowledge. Now, do you think that all that came together as a result of a statistical probability? Well, lets take something a lot more simple than a single cell, or even a protein or DNA sequence for that matter: a watch. Take it apart, put all the pieces in a bowl and dump them out. Repeat this 1x10^infinity times (better get some food and drinks ready). There is a statistical chance that some pieces will fit together as they are supposed to each time that they are dumped out, and eventually the watch will end up all back together. Evolution would argue that because there is a chance for the watch to come together it is not a question of IF, but rather WHEN it will happen. But do you really think that someday you will end up with a functional watch? The chances of single enzyme being formed, then learning how to cooperate with other enzymes for energetic gain, then replicating itself using an entirely different chemical foundation, then organizing into even higher ordered structures and developing a convenient enclosed system (cell), and then those cells organizing into plants/animals etc. is infinately less probable than the watch putting itself together, even though you at least start with all the pieces with the watch.
The more I learn about how stuff works the easier it is to realize that there is really no chance that we just showed up out of some primordial soup. Some of the smartest chemists, physicists, molecular biologists and mathematicians I have ever met are religious. I think that this is because after years and years of work in the field most scientists realize that "the more they learn, the less they know".
So before you try to draw conclusions based on macroscopic evidence (bones, fossils, phenotypes, what you can see and hold, etc) just remember that no one can scientifically explain the first step of existence - and the amount carbon dating, genetic mapping, examples of evolution or whatever other evidence that might point towards certain "hypotheses" are completely irrelevant compared to that unknown.
Good post, good logic, +1