How much does the Evolution/ Creation controversy bother you and can you figure out what caused it to come about? Genesis 1:1 (KJV) plainly tells that God brought Heaven, earth, and all things into existence:
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Does this verse contribute to evolution existing? Your answer has to be no!
Your bible begins by telling you how life began and that it was for a reason; God wants you to know how and why you were created and His Word does that.
Learning about the beginning and how it involves you takes you to Genesis and the Hebrew Manuscripts where you see the English word "beginning" being transliterated from its Hebrew counterpart, "rosh":
H7218> (ro'sh); the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically a firstfruit) :- beginning, chief (-est), first (-fruits, part, time), principal thing.
The beginning took place with God creating Heaven and earth and His First Fruits, you. He does not address "when" he created all things but Revelation 4:11 (KJV) addresses why:
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Heaven, earth and you are the "all things" that God created and He anticipates you pleasuring Him.
Unfortunately, public teachings do address "when" God created all things and this may be the culprit that is breathing life into the Evolution/Creation controversy.
Many today are being taught that life began six thousand years ago when Adam and Eve were created yet this event has nothing to do with when life began. God created Adam and Eve after resting and prior to that, Genesis 1:26-27 (KJV) shows all the races being created on the Sixth Day:
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Yes, Adam and Eve followed the Seventh Day!
2 Peter 3:8 (KJV) also supports 6000 years ago having nothing to do with when life began:
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.