Not sure about all that desire to nuke YEC stuff, but from a simple layman's POV of reading Genesis 1, New International Version (I'm also sure there probably is some translation error from original script), but: 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Seems very key that whatever length of a day was then only began counting in Genesis 1:3, prior to Genesis 1:3 there's Earth and Heavens, but who knows how long before God commanded in Genesis 1:3. 3 And God said, Let there be light, and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day, and the darkness he called night. And there was evening, and there was morningthe first day.