Interestingly both sides are usually wrong when it comes arguing the Bible's creation "facts". Let me explain and perhaps save yourself some unnecessary arguments about who is right. Firstly, I recommend that you listen to Karen Armstrong, her work has helped me understand the perspective the Bible should represent opposed to a perceived need to make it the absolute word. The age of reason has brought two things to the table (in this regard), significant scientific developments and the challenge to religious convention. However, in a post- age of reason world we are still sitting in two positions, neither one has fully won out. Seemingly they are in conflict, how can one believe in Genesis and Big Bang Theory? The problem stems from the developments in science being taken erroniously by theists. From the age of reason on - it has fostered a more rigid form of belief in scripture and reasserting that the bible is absolute. It has become a knowledge arms race which was doomed from the start for theists. For example, this has pushed many Americans in particular into a very unhealthy form of their religion. Protectionism. Even worse is that it is actually reducing the number who can believe in Christainity when there is forced "belief" in such things as a 6,000 year old earth. Those who are cognizant of these differences are naturally siding with Science and diminishing scripture to an irrelevant text. The problem is that both sides are wrong, those mocking religion simply for it's inaccuracies within this regard are missing the fact that the creation myths and so forth are maluable and actually could/should be changed with time, and were actually meant to. The religious right who continue to harden their absolutes with regard to the Bible are appearing to be hypocrites and or naive. Moreover, they are adopting a very unhealthy form of their religion directly causing less followers. The scientific community may have ways to counter scripture, but tearing down creation myths should not be one of them. Hence, both sides commonly have it out over this topic, both continually exhibiting a level of ignorance which renders the debate rather pointless. I suggest that we try not to win over such simplicities since they are not truly the meaning of religion to begin with, nor are the creation myths supposed to be taken as absolute fact.