When it comes to science, I believe God intended it to be a current and ongoing study. That we are supposed to figure things out along and along. Even on the new earth and in the new universe, we will still have things to study and wonder about. When it comes to the Bible, it is not a science book. Science goes into the breakdown of processes that govern the world. Yet if the Bible is indeed a message inspired by God, if God exists, it is a history book. In it are details science can explain, but it is not science specific. Genesis tells us that God created the world, and how He organized everything. It tells us the history of man and so forth.
So if I want to get science out of that, I have to show how these things operated. How did the perfect world operate, and how did it get to the world we see today? There's a lot (and I do mean a lot) I want to say concerning these things, but I won't say them now. There's many things that need to be confirmed before I speak on them.
I think Christians who hesitate to take what the Bible says on our origins literally, is putting too much emphasis on man's ability and not God's. I definitely agree with you there are many things the Biblical authors didn't understand, but that shouldn't be a reason for not taking Genesis literally. Remember we have direct quotes in Genesis coming from God Himself. If all of that didn't really happen, the writer of Genesis lied essentially. He made up something that made sense to himself, but led many astray because people actually believed God said and did those things.
By the way, just like the flat earth thing, the Bible never stated anything about the sun revolving around the earth. Science does have an overall part in the truth of God's creation, but the Bible is the historical account of the universe if true. One way of proving this by the way, is if scientists who follow the Bible, was able to do better science, than scientists who didn't follow the Bible. Obviously, this isn't evident, but within the next 5 years or less, it will be. I can say that confidently because finally, I believe "creation" (I'm not talking guys at Answers in Genesis per say. They aren't really interested in doing real scientific study. Only critizing everything that scientists who don't follow the Bible says) scientists will do real experiments and publish their findings.
you're dumber than the dirt i piss on
hows that for criticism
your love of christ passes far beyond the borders of homoeroticism
go jack off for jesus