The concept of God as a higher power in the universe is not at all at odds with evolution; indeed a creator, with the gift to seed life on earth could hardly be expected to interact and interfere with relatively infinitesimal day to day lives of each individual creation, and would be violating their choice. Rather, such a being would set these things in motion with a set of principles by which the rewards for moving in the directions of self optimization would evidence themselves over a lifetime, or perhaps even generations.* Particularly if as I do, you believe that our interdependence on our environment makes us more than simply individuals but part of a greater whole, a human organism with billions of parts only peripherally aware of themselves as part of a larger life mass. We see this sometimes though, in our words. Organization- a group of individuals committed to similar principles, and goals dedicating their efforts towards specialized tasks to have a greater effect through joint efforts and focus than any could have individually, on humanity or their local environment. Organization also could be the process by which individual cells move together to form an organ, which performs very specific functions with greater effect for the larger organism. Indeed when anthropologists, and archeologists say that humanity began to flourish and thrive was when it began to specialize into working goroups of specialists responsible for certain tasks. If this sounds familiar it is a core concept of human resource management theory, factory models, etc, most famously popularized in Adam Smith’s the Wealth of Nations.
If this so, could we not be simply a form of organism, that produces cells of different capabilities that can migrate to other organs when they self differentiate, much as stem cells do?
*It seems as though we have lost real knowledge of that; in the Bible it says Yea, the sins of the father are visited yea, unto the third generation. It seems today that all traumas and effects are generally considered to be contained within one generation.