Within the Bible there are clues that:
What the author of the Genesis creation story is attempting to describe is evolution.

Adam’s missing rib is real and the flaming sword of Genesis 3:24 exists, but don’t look for the Garden of Eden in the Middle East as it is much closer.
Evidence found in the text of Genesis indicates that Noah’s Ark was not constructed of wood and there probably was a massive flood but it was not world-wide. There are three simple experiments that anyone could have performed at any time in the last 4,500 years that prove that the flood was not world-wide and that God did not cause the death of anyone. 
Read the following excerpts taken from the book “The Evolution of Genesis: The Common Sense Biblical Interpretation” by clicking on "The Creationism versus Evolution Controversy" in the title bar. Book is available in print or Kindle digital download from
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