Much is made of the timeline in the Bible. Some say it is no more than 6,000 years. Others say it covers billions of years. Still others (like myself) are interested in the subject but suspect we will never know the answer.
For the literalist the timeline of the Bible is based on the Genealogies that are stated within the Bible itself. All of the generations from Adam to know historical figures are calculated giving a rough date around 6,ooo years,
I have no doubt there are many arguments that chip away at the genealogical method, the only one that I am familiar with is the notion that not all individuals in a family line are included. The idea here is that unimportant or uninteresting people weren't necessarily included. This would extend the timeline, but not so much as to harmonize the differing views.
One timeline issue that jumped out at me is the gap between Genesis 2 and Genesis 3. At the end of Genesis 2 we have the end of the creation account, so essentially the end of Day 7. Genesis 3 opens with the the serpent tempting Eve and continues with the Fall of Man.
The Fall of Man introduces death into the world. So before the The Fall there was no death. Now I suspect that The Fall didn't occur on Day 8. So how much time passed from Day 8 to The Fall? There was no death...so Adam and Eve could have existed in the Garden of Eden for any amount of time.
I don't know if this is relevant. I can't imagine how it would tie into anything, but I find it fascinating none the less.
I believe that no matter what worldview we espouse we should understand what we believe any why. I hope to show others that the Christian worldview is not only accurate but true. If not, I hope they will be clear on why they reject it.