The human writers of the biblical texts had no conception of the geologic history of the earth or the enormous length of time required for our planet to form. The best that they could do was to apply a period of time that they could observe (a "day") to their ancient theology. They lacked any conception of science and, thus, evolution.
The debate is long over, except for a small group of “young creationists” who have developed an alternate “science” to “prove” that the earth is less than 10,000 years old, a pseudo science which has been thoroughly debunked. According to this pseudo science, no star in the observable universe could then be farther away than 10,000 light years. Real science tells us that is not the case.
I suggest that we ignore these “young earth creationist” arguments by reminding creationists that their “science” has been proven to be in conflict with real, observable facts. We attempt to limit debate between theists who claim that evolution is God’s way to create life and non-believers’ assertion that the laws of nature provide the best, and most accurate, explanation of the origin of life.
I wrote this post to assert that any debate about the veracity of evolution is over. Because evolutionary biology is an established fact and that it forms the basis for modern science and modern living, the only remaining debate is whether evolution is God’s way or nature’s way to reproduce life.