Michael Shermer wrote a “Dear Kansas” letter (subtitled “Genesis Revisited: A Scientific Creation Story”) that revises the Genesis myth “to accommodate modern scientific theories and data.” It is nothing short of hilarious, and this passage is especially brilliant:
And just as He was finishing up the loose ends of the creation God realized that Adam’s immediate descendants who lived as farmers and herders would not understand inflationary cosmology, global general relativity, quantum mechanics, astrophysics, biochemistry, paleontology, population genetics, and evolutionary theory, so He created creation myths. But there were so many creation stories throughout the land that God realized this too was confusing, so he created anthropologists, folklorists, and mythologists to settle the issue.
Shermer completely omits the origin of plant life from his parody, which was a disappointment. (Most people don't notice the huge mistake that places plant life earlier in the Genesis chronology than the sun’s creation. Oops!)
The only downside to poking fun at this sort of literalist lunacy is the incessant Christianist whining about “persecution.”