The universe and humans are two different "evolutions".
One is a biological evolution and the other a physical evolution.
The codes for DNA are at least millions if not billions of years old, it long predates human language but in itself is a language of its own.
The fact that languages existed before humanity should give one pause to think... (In the beginning was the word)
These codes, words and languages of DNA are not the only languages. Proteins and atomic particles also have their own ordered way of interaction.
Something ordered this universe. Maybe it was simple geometry, the way a sphere responds as a mass. Something gave weight to matter and its gravitational properties.
Thus "scientifically" the characters, words and languages of the physical world have existed for eons.
It seems logical that all things have evolved from the imperceptibly small to the more complex forms they exhibit today.
To start off "in the beginning" with a complex being creates more questions than answers. Yet the big bang is likely no less complex a concept than God...
A "creator" could have evolved and then created the universe.
Something created, formed, made (pick your own word) the universe that is for certain.
Stars form, life is made, and the human spirit is created out of free will...
If we take the words and language of "made, formed and created" out of the equation, nothing would exist...
A dislike for religion does not and should not negate the miraculous of our existence.