They could be, but they're not.
As long as idiots like you and buck and Dave refuse to acknowledge the existing evidence of evolution, religion will remain the enemy of science.
I acknowledge the *existing* evidence of evolution. But it's so full of holes, patches & guesswork, we can't call ToE fact.
It is a fact life organic life forms can evolve.
It is not fact that all organic life has evolved from a single common ancestor (or even multiple common ancestors).
That's the bullshit you've been fed, digested, but haven't shut back out yet. You'd just live it if people like Buck, Dave & I would just follow along & play sheep with you mindless morons.
Do NOT call yourself a freethinker, Aero.