“Why do some cooks shudder at the thought of making a Souffle? Because cooking a Souffle is like jumping off a cliff. Leap, and there's no going back.
When you read the Bible literally and consistently it is clear that these days of creation are seven consecutive long periods. There is no contradiction between what the Bible teaches and what the book of nature teaches regarding the time scale of creation.
what people have failed to realise is that there are other creation texts within the 66 books of the Bible and within these over two dozen extensive texts that deal with creation.