LOL Tell that to Galileo!!!
You see now, that's just good common sense.
I can help you here. The reason bible literalists are so loath to let go of their beliefs can be summed up like this:
The bible is the exact word of God.
Once you start chipping away at this one thing, then fundamentalists get upset. For if it can be shown that the bible was wrong or exaggerated in some places, then what's to stop the stories of the resurrection or of the miracles from being wrong or exaggerations as well?
All of a sudden, the belief system fails. And when you are programmed to not question the belief in Jesus OR YOU GO TO HELL, then emotions get involved too. You see, in order to maintain the fantasy, they HAVE TO remain unsophisticated and simple.
I find the Catholic church's courage in accepting the truth (somewhat) is encouraging, and bridges the gap, so to speak, between those who possess faith, and those who are empty of it. Maybe this is genuine, maybe it is a survival tactic... maybe they felt their relevance slipping away in this modern age of communication and technology. I don't know. Maybe it doesn't matter. Anything that brings us all closer together as a people has my vote.