We need to correctly divide the meaning of Biblical text. In the case that an author references their idea regarding how the physical universe functions in order to give meaning to a more important spiritual concept which is the point of the statement, then I have absolutely no need to get disheveled over the issue that the prophet doesn't understand the functionality of the physical universe. I will ask myself, what was the intent of the passage? If it is not for the purpose of how the universe functions, then place the focus where it is due. Additionally, when OT prophets make statements about how we came to be in our physical existence for example, I believe that there are going to be times where the point he is trying to make are far removed from his understanding how this actually occurs by God's hand all together. In other words, when he says God creates animals according to their kinds, he is just making the truth statement while lacking understanding how this actually occurs logistically. The prophet is just a spokesperson for God. This does not mean that we have the freedom to just pick and chose our favorite option as to how God accomplishes what is seemingly plainly stated, but instead to give reverence to what is said and to take care not to make a guess and demand that others follow suit because of such and such. And to me, the more one deviates from the plainness of what is being spoken, the thinner the ice. Believe me, I have read a lot of content from what appear to be a lot of smart folks about what they think occurred billions of years ago etc and my conclusion is always that they sound smart but are still chasing the wind. Science changes on simple matters in plain sight of our labs all of the time let alone putting stock into what one believes billions of years ago??...I say, "COME ON" with loving sarcasm.
On top of this, I believe that there is more unreasonableness for the suggestion by some theistic evolutionists to believe that cells were planted by God a long long time ago for them, by the presence of energy alone in a suitable environment for life, to have the ability to form into complex organisms we see today. This is as if to say that energy is some sort of pixie dust or something. And when it is realized that this hypothesis is completely unreasonable and that it has never been truly duplicated in the lab, the theistic evolutionist then presents another angle where they suggest that maybe God intervenes along the process of complex development...problem there is that this then throws out science all together as the means of detecting how complex life is as we see it today. And in this case, the ideas from groups who state plainly that God created the "kinds" with the in built ability to adapt are not a far cry from this idea of miraculous interjections into macro evolution and in addition I sense from common sense that this is a much more sensible explanation for the miracle of the existence of complex life with colors and beauty as we know it today! Additionally, the study of the universe functioning is more easily understood if the worldview is God created "kinds" instantaneously with the ability to adapt within the natural world than the model that suggest that God intervenes along the way of evolution from simple to complex. So the pixie dust model does not make sense and is unscientific. The God intervening in macro evolution all the way to complexity make science void of meaning. But God creating the kinds with the ability to adapt in nature is 100% better and more rational grounds for scientific discovery for the practical needs of mankind today.
I liken this whole argument to what is going on in a political transition occurring right now in Washington...The Washington elites are complaining about Trump choosing business people and generals for cabinet posts because they are not politically savvy professionals like them who understand the system. So what is the system? Drinking lattes while visiting the Smithsonian and high priced hotels around the world in order to meet and negotiate deals that exploit America? In the same way, the "professional" elite professors in all those "great" educational institutions who think that sin does not exist in human kind which causes the foolish bantering about the need to move on from checks, balances and division of power as the backbone of this great nation towards socialism are the same idiots who remove God as much as possible out from the realm of scientific endeavors towards understanding how we came to be that thus mandate a billions of years evolution and stiff arming any suggestion of the very real possibility that God did indeed make species and types and kinds instantaneously.
God makes it plain in Scripture that He confounds the man wise in his own eyes. He declares that our "wisdom" is like foolishness in His economy. If our education institutions of the highest degree once built upon principles of reverence to the God of the Scriptures have decided to switch gears and place God in the back seat and attempts of earthly wisdom in the front, then I will be one of the dwindling number to encourage the church to steer clear of all like minded in this effect-even those who claim Christianity yet side closer to the philosophies of these institutions. If I remain the remnant, then so be it. I don't have stock in Yale or in any business that yields to the whims of Harvard. I do have stock in Christ who gave it to me, and He is the Alpha and Omega... and eternal life ahead of me where one day hopefully there will be reward for those who were faithful to Him and His Word.