Let's first define the word theory. Theory, a proposed explanation whose status is still conjectural and subject to experimentation.
The Theory of Evolution, is a conjectural explanation of the origins of life on earth that grows and changes as evidence is found and scientific methods expand to determine the proper sequence of the totality of evolution.
The Theory of Creation, is a widely believed postulate that has no basis in fact and is believed exclusively on faith and is the basis of the Business of Religion.
The truth is that evolution is a theory, expanding and defining points as learning progresses. Detractors tell us that it is incomplete and wrong. And the truth is, it is wrong. There are multitudes of tiny details that don't mesh and it may take centuries to determine an accurate and viable timeline of evolution. It is a daunting task, trying to find fossil remains of living things that existed beginning 3 billion years ago right up to the beginning of civilization. That part is kind of hard, they aren't that easy to find, there aren't all that many of them. It would be easy certainly if every living creature had gone to a specific place and cast its dying body into a heap for future scientists to pick up and have a timeline of evolution that was easy to follow and orderly. Sort of a Moses thing with the creator directing it, that would have helped. However, it didn't happen that way and so those that find that sort of work interesting make it their lives' passion to try and find ever more bone fragments and fossils and piece them together into a cohesive and believable timeline. I don't like to get dirty, and it all sounds kind of messy and uninteresting to me. I do like to look at the made up skeletons in the museums though. The thing is, it's a work in progress and has been growing, changing and defining our existence here for a little over a hundred years or so. It isn't perfect, it isn't even believable in its entirety, and it changes and grows all the time.
But then the business of religion has had centuries to fine tune their theory. Religion started a long time ago, the first guy that looked up at the stars and determined that the same shapes returned with the changes in the seasons and predicted such, were the first holy men. The more accurate the predictions of natural phenomena, the greater was their place in primitive societies. And the less those guys had to do back breaking work in the fields and wherever. The true Business of Religion was born. Learn, predict, preach, come up with stories explaining it all and poof, the masses provide for you. It worked then, it works now. As society grew, the stories had to keep pace and the explanations of the natural world along with the nature of society itself grew as well. Thus we were given such stories as Pandora's box, the ferryman on the river Styx, and of course, the Creation Theory. That, was a great one. It has lasted a good two thousand years with only moderate changes to it and revisions as needed. And even though supporters state it is the same as was passed down by word of mouth for years and written on papyrus, there were changes. People like my brother, a real born again christian likes to point out that scholars spend their whole lives pouring over texts and scraps of papyrus to determine the meaning of words written centuries before and how those words have changed in the translations from Aramaic to Greek to Hebrew to Latin to English. Religious scholars won't admit it has all changed, yet they work on clarifying those changes all the time. There again, not my cup of tea, sitting around all day staring at a text and discussing with other people of similar ilk how the loop on a letter might be construed as meaning something different in a specific context. Sheesh, not my cup of tea at all. But then whereas I like to look at dinosaurs, the work and lives' labors of these guys doesn't hold any interest at all for me. The end result though of all this speculation is a workable and profitable Theory of Creation. And it is indeed the basis of the Business of Religion. A very profitable business that is not for profit and for the masses, tax deductible.
The point here for all this drivel is that science isn't perfect, religion wants desperately to be, yet isn't. Most people do in fact ask the questions, why are we here and what happens when we die. Science doesn't have viable definitive answers for the first and nothing for the second. Religion answers both, but solely on the basis of faith. Faith isn't a bad thing at all. I have faith in my beliefs, and they answer both questions in a viable believable concept. Hmmmm, maybe I should start my own religion. I hear it pays well.