On the subject of a very peculiar question ("does evolution imply atheism"), I must answer an emphatic "no". Evolution, in of itself, has no relevance to religion, gods, the divine, the supernatural, or anything else beyond the biological descent of lifeforms. When your particular idea of god is solely dependent on a specific origin of life that is contradicted by evolutionary theory, than that deity shouldn't have stuck its feet where it didn't belong, and can be rightfully decimated for daring to tread where science has clearly shown the error of your ways. Otherwise, gods whose applicable creation stories, if any, do not overlap with evolutionary theory are left intact, and as inconsequential as ever, comfortably beyond the realm of objective verifiability.
And, then the broader question of whether science itself implies atheism is similar. If the god's descriptions do not have any observable, objective, testable influence on reality, than it is unverifiable, beyond the realm of science, and thus irrelevant. This doesn't imply atheism, because it doesn't suggest that these supernatural beings do not exist. It has a dismissive agnosticism towards them, because they do not matter in regards to objective scientific inquiry. Now, if one was asking whether a purely scientific view of the world, holding everything to that standard of proof, necessitates atheism, than I would say yes. And I would also argue that this is probably the most intellectually honest way of doing things. But, then again, I'm a bit biased...
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