Apart from understanding each world view for human origins, i.e. creation or evolution, it is equally important to dedicate some time to understanding some of the primary concepts used to propose such theories. This is accomplished in part by studying the different branches of science.
Science is defined as the systematic organization of knowledge that can be tested and predict outcomes in the universe.
Science if broken up into different, organized branches, each with its own empirical study course of different natural phenomenon.
Branches of Science – Hierarchic of Science
Having a basic understanding into each of these categories will allow you to more readily reference different topics when studying scientific theories.
Scientific studies and understanding out universe allow for a more complete philosophical understanding into the most important questions about human origin and purpose.