I'm always fascinated by the battle lines some will draw over the issue of science and its attending scientism in opposition to creation, or special creation, or intelligent design and the attending Scopes-like faith. Fascinating how fanaticism can be found in either side of the argument.
I was raised under the influences of a scientific world and I graduated university with a major in mathematics and a minor in biology. My mind is used to critical thinking; I'm comfortable seeking proofs in empirical data.
At the same time, I know God created the world. I believe that God created the world in six days, which shouldn't surprise anyone who knows the God of the Bible. Six days is a surprise, though, but not that it took such a short time. Remember the Darwinian position continues to extend the length of time required for evolution to have taken place into millions and now billions of years of earth's existence.
So the real surprise should be why it took so long to create the world. Why did it take six days? Why not six minutes or six seconds? God spoke and it came to be.
All this said, the Bible is not a science book, but a book of life and helpful for us to know who God is and His plans for us.
Science is good; scientism is not good. When people think that science has 'all the answers', that anything and everything can and should be explained (or explained away) by science, then we have faith in science (what I call 'scientism') and this was never the task assigned to science. We need 'knowledge' (that's the translation of the word 'science') to help us learn and to put into the formula of our lives where everything fits.
To that end, even this blog is given.