Few can deny that all life on this planet, this solar system and beyond has evolved or came into being from a common set of circumstances. We do not really know, cannot say with certainty how it all started. We do know - that we all attempt to express the symmetry and intelligence that guides the Laws of Life through various creative endeavors; science, spirituality, religion, art, music, community, cooking, story telling and etc.. Therefore we share common goals.
Looking through the eyes of evolutionary molecular biology, geology, paleontology, anthropology; it would appear that life has been here for a very long time. Science believes the earth has been evolving for over 3 billion years and that she has seen many diverse times, creatures and ideas of life. Darwin it is said believed; That all of humanity belonged to one family tree and there existed in the past animals who are common ancestors of all humans now living.
In the late Miocene period one of our ancestors crawled out of the primordial muck and drew in a breath. Early hominins first appear in the fossil record approximately 4 million years ago and eventually evolved into genus Homo sapiens.
Some of our ancestors include other hominid species such as Neanderthal, who co-existed with anatomically modern humans in a period some 500,000 to 350,000 years ago.
Creation theory believes that God created the universe, the earth and all the creatures in it, in seven days. This theory believes that creatures and man started out as distinct and separate organisms when God created them - about 65,000 years ago. Genesis says Man came from the dust of the ground and God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; man became a living soul.
Creationists believe that man was much like today; fully capable and prepared to create tools and settle the land, quickly becoming civilization builders. For example Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden and built a farm and had a large family. Their son Cain a first generation human was exiled for murder and he travels to the Land of Nod where he marries (?) and begets Enoch who begets ….. us.