Accurate understanding is based in biblical truth. The six literal days of creation is not a stretch of the imagination. God did not lie.
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Numbers 23:19 KJV
Real science is validating, and will prove, the accuracy of the biblical historical record of creation, the world-wide flood, and everything else.
Don’t alter the Bible to fit secular thinking.
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17 KJV