The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact. Evolution really happened. Accepting our kinship with all life on Earth is not only solid science. in my view, it's also a soaring spiritual experience.
My respect for the apparent intellectualism of my PhD professors at BYU kept me in the Mormon Church way too long. I look back on them has brainwashed people with high IQs. In a most important way they never grew up.