Firstly, The Creation Sequence In The Bible Is Completely Wrong. There Is no dome above the Flat, Circular Earth with stars glued onto it and there is no water in that dome separating the atmosphere and something called Heaven. The entire Creation story in Genesis is so ridiculous that only idiots can possibly believe in it.
Blithering Idiots like Ken Ham and Ray Comfort.
Think about that question for a moment. You're asking me if an invisible sky spirit decided, out of the goodness of his heart, to plump down in his supernatural basement one rainy afternoon and do a DIY project called mankind. Am I to take that seriously, even for a moment? It's not scientific research, of course it's not literal.
The story of creation in the Bible is not to be taken literally. The story expresses moral lessons rather than explaining what actually happened at the world's creation. Although many people believe in the Bible and the creation story, no one really accepts it as a scientific explanation of creation.
I do not believe the story of creation is literally. I think it is a story that basis things and presents them in ways that a mere child could comprehend, so the most innocent and straight forward answer is the most likely. It is not real in the sense that God created the world in seven days. Maybe his idea of a day is different than ours. I try to think of it in this manner, that maybe God's day equals a million years to us.
The story of creation as told by the Bible shouldn't be taken literally. In reality, it's more like a figurative story that has no backing with science. Creation stories need to be rooted in science or else they don't make any sense. Therefore, we shouldn't take many of these stories literal because they're just not plausible.
The creation story isn't literal--the universe wasn't created in six days. However, the general gist of the story gets the order of creation correct. First came the heavens and earth and separating light and dark, which means outer space came first. The second day was firmament--or solid earth. Earth came relatively late in the cosmos, having been formed around 5 billion years ago with age of the universe at 13.7 billion years. On the third day, land and water and plants were made. Plants were some of the first complex organisms on Earth after bacteria. On the fourth day was the sun and moon, which is a little out of order. Those were made before the plants. On the fifth day the animals were created, which evolved from creatures in the sea. Last came mankind, which evolved around 2 million years ago in the order of things. So, the Biblical creation story isn't literal, but the order of things is just about right!