That would invalidate the accuracy of the age-estimate.
Earth's rotational velocity also varies in a phenomenon known as length-of-day variation.
It should not be considered a separate form of belief.
Although verses 1 and 2 follow each other in the Bible, they do not represent an unbroken stream of time.
The material that formed the was a cloud of dust and gas that surrounded the young sun.
In an effort to further refine the age of Earth, scientists began to look outward.