Devil505 wrote: Personally, I believe the Bible is no different than any other book, written by man/men & (therefore) deserves no more "weight" than does "Moby Dick", "Catcher in the Rye" or any other book in history.
And that is a serious error on your part which now clouds everything you see.
The scientific community that relies on public money never gets anything done, because their funding is granted by nitwits. One day on, one day off. Thank God for private foundations that inject a little stability into research. The government is a disaster.