Every single time somebody asks me this question, the debate goes either one of two ways: 1) Heated, or 2) "Can I have another beer please?" I enjoy both.
Over the years, I've compounded a theory of my own. Just one man's opinion, but why can't both be right? Let me break it down for you based on the two most common questions I get...
1. The Bible says God created everything in just seven days and that the earth is just thousands of years old, but scientists say the earth is millions of years old. What's up with that?
My answer: Whose definition of a day are you using? If you're using our modern definition of 24 hours, you can thank the Egyptians and the Greeks for that. But, in theory, God created them too. So who are we to project our definition of a day onto God, who again in theory is limitless? Let me pose another question: If God is omnipotent (He is everywhere,) exactly when and where does his sun rise and set?
In this case, both Religion AND Science may be correct here.
2. Evolution has been proven in a lot of other cases, it's just a matter of time before they find the "missing link," right?
My answer: Here's where science got it, well, half-right. Why would a God, who after creating an Earth with all sorts of differing interactive environments, create animals and then us, and then ask us to "Go forth, be fruitful, and multiply," and NOT give us the ability to adapt to each different environment on this planet? Scientists call "the God theory" an Intelligent Creator. God wouldn't seem very smart to create us without the ability to adapt.
Instead, He would have been handing us a death sentence as a creation.
I believe where science got it wrong was that they confused evolution with adaptation. Do biological changes happen over time? You bet they do, and science can prove it. Does that make evolution the overall answer? I think not, rather it's simply part of the equation.
Oh, and by the way, that news you may have read last week about scientists finding the missing link? They retracted that. They know they are years away from ever finding out themselves, and their "results" will be based on, again, evolution is "the end all be all" theory. Be warned.
Over the years, religion and science have both clashed and embraced each other. Einstein knew to much to know that there was no possible way there couldn't be a God. Prior to Darwin, and even shortly after him, a majority of scientists were actually working to prove co-existence, or at least in their minds "discovering the wonders of God's creation."
Kind of makes you wonder why we all just can't get along....