Joined: Mar. 2007
There's no doubt that the writer(s) of Genesis 1-11 believed what they wrote regarding the creation of living things.
The problem is, if you consistently follow the same logic, you will have to reject the understanding we have gained from all fields of science that are contradicted by the Genesis account.
For instance, the writer(s) of Genesis also believed that the "raqiya" was a solid layer (or "Firmament") above the Earth that separated the waters below from the waters above. Genesis 1:20 tells us that the Firmament is above the earth but close enough to not be in outer space. It says:
|And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.|
Modern science has shown that this solid layer does not exist, and yet the Biblical authors (OT & NT) clearly believed that it did exist.
If you cannot rewrite Genesis 1-11 to make it fit evolution, you also cannot rewrite it to make it fit modern astronomy. Interestingly, Floyd seems to have no problem with modern astronomy.