Actually, Judaism is not afraid of it at all.
Same way as we are not afraid of cosmology and all that is learned from it.
In fact, one of the biggest Jewish Bible-commentators of all timeת, the S'forno, actually mentions it WAY before Darwin.
In Genesis 1:26 it says "And God said: 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness'"
The above commentator explains it thus: "God took an existing being call "man" and gave it awareness."
Sort of loose translation.