Here, this is a simple description of arky methods, starting at part three for you. Please look at the pictures:
Uhm, you said you didn't understand how arky works.So I linked you to some of its methods.You must assume everyone who does not see things the way you do is stupid, which would include me with you ignorant assumptions.
I don't actually think you're stupid, LB. I think you have poor tools for understanding the world around you.
Look, science is just "one way of knowing about the world." So are the various religions. They are both valid ways of living and understanding the universe around you.
The benefit of science is that it's efficacious. It is our best tool for producing new knowledge and technology.
Your strange religion of creationism denies us this powerful tool because your religious leader's political power is threatened by scientific education - for all the same reasons you creationists on here are upset about Exodus.
The thing you fail to realize is, again and again, that the specifics in your Bible don't have to be accurate for your belief in God to remain intact and spiritually fulfilling. You don't have to engage in all kinds of mental gymnastics to explain the vast problems in the Bible (the miserable morality of the OT, for ex)- it came from a different time.
You don't realize this because you want your god small. You tie it to an ancient mythology and forcefit the world to it rather than exploring what "God is a mystery" means within the context of faith and reality as it is.
If you read religious scholars - the kind that work at the top universities (like Oxford), not the fakes who write on Creationist websites - they've already gone to the point where they no longer take the Bible literally. It frees up their ability to interpret the Bible, to use it metaphorically, as a guide for the problems of today. It allows them to look across religions, find similar truths and kinship and a common human spirituality - this you are entirely unable to do.
Because you insist that a book of myth is literally, factually correct, ignore all and any evidence to the contrary and insist, beyond all reason, that you have "the one, true religion."