Bavinck rät am Schluss seiner Überlegungen zum Schöpfungsbericht, den damaligen geologischen Ergebnissen zu Geduld und einer Position der Würde eher statt des blinden Eifers:
As the science of divine and eternal things, theology must be patient until the science that contradicts it has made a deeper and broader study of its field and, as happens in most cases, corrects itself. In that manner theology upholds its dignity and honor more effectively than by constantly yielding and adapting itself to the opinions of the day.
Herman Bavinck. Reformed Dogmatics. Vol. 2. S. 507.