Biblical literalism has given us some interesting ideas.
In 1650 of the Common Era, Bishop James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, published, in Latin, his Annals of the Old Testament, deduced from the first origins of the world, the chronicle of Asiatic and Egyptian matters together produced from the beginning of historical time up to the beginngs of [The Book of] Maccabees (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ussher_chronology).
The good Bishop wrote his magnum opus with the assistance of God, but without any help from geologists.
If the long-extinct dinosaurs (who graciously gave us petroleum so we could fly on airplanes and drive our cars) could speak, they would say that Bishop Ussher misinterpreted the Bible.
Along comes CNN (the purveyor, according to Donald Trump, of Fake News), with an interesting account of how scientists think they have discovered, in Laos, evidence of the Supermeteorite that, nearly 800,000 years ago, crashed into our Terra Firma and changed life on Earth forever (www.cnn.com/2020/01/08/asia/australasian-impact-crater-laos-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html).
As soon as our DC-based associate solitary reporter, Keith Coleman, read the CNN article, he immediately told DNC Chair Tom Perez about it, and asked him to compare what happened when the Supermeteorite crashed onto Earth, with what has happened since Donald Trump swaggered himself into his Oval Office on January 20, 2017.
“Bingo,” Perez said to Coleman. “What Trump has done to our nation is worse than what that meteorite did to Earth.”
Perez had recently taken his wife, Ann Marie Staudenmaier (an attorney with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless), and their three children, to see the iconic 1964 Stanley Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
“And you know damn well, don’t you, Keith, that Trump wishes that his Pentagon had weapons as powerful as that meteorite, so he could destroy Iran, and maybe Iraq, too, but he would surely spare Russia if he had that SuperWeapon, or Star Wars, or whatever."