Note the order in which life was "created." It is the same order as life "evolved." Many people believe that a "day" to God is 1000 years. Note that God created the animals "according to their kindS. PLURAL. "Kinds" - like branches of the fauna "tree of life?" Maybe God used evolution?
"And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good."
Science and religion must agree, or else one or both is wrong. Choosing which one to believe without the facts is not "adult" behavior. Here is the hard, cold fact: None of us can ever KNOW. So if we are all relegated to choosing what we believe, can we all at least admit we are operating on BELIEF due to absence of fact?
This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked: