Ya'll three, bringing up religion in here are going to make LA pull the car over again.
Am I one of the "yall three", CA? Is Religion - as it relates to Cognition/Humanity/Evolution - off subject?
Many of the best minds in Science/Physics now relate/theorize that Consciousness is THE BASIS for perceived Reality (Matter and Energy). "The Qunatum Enigma" and "The Holographic Universe" beat the drums accordingly; though neither get into the Religion pit.
The validity of and the relation to Evolution (the point of this thread) links directly to the very essence of Religion...such being that there is an unqualifiable and boundless Power which is conscious of Itself (the "I AM" of Biblical lore) and the underlying basis for Matter, Energy and the Evolutionary Process therein. The Evolutionary process which creates an imperfect human...in need of fix. Before they get too smart, and fall right into the Singularity...while searching for immortality.
LA is going to have to handle his 'car'.