Statesboro, GA, USA
Brad, I'm curious why you would begin such a discussion with anti "creation" videos. Not sure why such a spin was necessary, given that your main idea seems to be that we are evolutionary primates therefore (be optimistic, etc ...)
The evolutionary aspect certainly doesn't collide with creationism in it's most basic form ... that God (through whatever mechanism through time) created all things, and made humanity distinct (imago Dei) despite commonality with other animals. Theistic evolutionists believe this no less than Young-Earth creationists, or Old Earth creationists who do not accept the Theory of Common Ancestry. Likewise, atheistic evolutionists, seem to acknowledge the distinction too, the basis of the plea for optimism, or a lauding of evolutionary possibilities.
I would say the "creationist" position (at its most basic) is that we are not merely primates, not that we don't share a common biology with apes. Even if one doesn't accept common ancestry, there is the comparable belief that God made us to be more than animals ... but never less than.
I myself doubt that the vast array of species evolved from a common simple primitive organism ... But I certainly do not trifle at being called a primate, which is simply a homological category determined by an arbitrary set of characteristics. But we should also keep in mind that there are besetting problems with homology, in establishing lineage.
Still, I'm delighted in your optimism, and enthusiasm.