The topic of creation in Genesis 1 seems simple and straight forward, yet there is an enormous amount of study and evidence of creation that has been uncovered and unfortunately covered back over again by many scientists.
To begin, let us look at day one of creation. Where scientist first thought that the universe was eternal, Albert Einstein posed his famous theory of relativity, which gave plausibility to the universe having had a beginning.
The second day, God separated the waters by sky. This means that the earth was filled with water, and a vapor canopy similar to a terrarium, was within the layers of the atmosphere. This gave further protection against the sun’s harmful rays—which could account for the possibility of a longer human and animal lifespan (Adam lived 930 years; Noah lived 950 years) and would have given earth a global-moderate climate. This accounts for why redwood trees have been found under the ice in the Antarctic; why fruit trees (with fruit still on them) have been found in Siberia, and palm leaves have been found in fossils in northern Canada.
On the third day, God created dry land—one continent. This aligns with the scientific theory of Pangaea and the discovery of tectonic plates. The shift in plates and separation of land masses could also be related to the reason why God formed languages during construction of the Tower of Babel–to separate mankind from each other, although the Bible does not state so.