Despite twenty-five centuries of debate, it is fair to say that no human knows what the meaning of Genesis 1 and 2 as precisely intended to be. We should continue to explore that! But the idea that scientific revelations would represent
an enemy in that pursuit is ill conceived. If God created the universe, and the laws that govern it, and if He endowed human beings with intellectual abilities to discern its workings, would He want us to disregard those abilities? Would He be diminished or threatened by what we are discovering about His creation?