If I may give some advice to those Christians who are of sharp intellect, and are devoted to the issues surrounding the interpretation of the Bible, specifically the first two chapters of Genesis.
Perhaps it may be wise to take the path of Augustine of Hippo, who opted neither for literalism nor compromise. What I mean by compromise, is attempting to reconcile scripture with prevailing scientific theories. This may be dangerous, because it could result in falling behind scientifically.
Let me give you an example. In the Middle Ages, Ptolemy’s model of the universe was widely accepted, so much so that Christians began to assert that this is the model that scripture teaches. However, what happened when the likes of Galileo refuted Ptolemy’s model? Christians did not see this as Galileo refuting Ptolemy, but instead as Galileo refuting scripture. And in this way, the church fell behind in science for many centuries.