^ I mostly agree with you, but the problem is that many Creationists think that humans are static in nature, that God made us the way we are and we are never going to be better than this. i.e. we are not currently evolving. If you study basic biology you'll know that even DNA in a living human is changing, right now. Genes turn off and others turn on, new mutations happen, some good, some bad.
There are different degrees of absurdity within the debate. Some discussions are reasonable, like the ones you're talking about. Religion and evolution can co-exist so long as God put it into motion, but there are people who won't even accept evolution itself. They reject all scientific rationales.
I've been to Europe and I've lived in Canada a couple of years now. When it comes to this debate, the world thinks we are a laughing stock, and I am embarrassed for our country. I have to apologize on behalf of America every time some foreigner brings up the subject. On one had we have one of the most technologically advanced nations on earth whose scientists and engineers are bar none, but we have a majority population that doesn't even believe in evolution. It's madness.