the Fathers experienced theoria and thus understand the ways of God and the Scriptures attesting to Him light years beyond any understanding I have or secular science can have. of course modern science knows more about the modern world than the Fathers, but the Fathers understand Genesis more than scientists. They can tell us if it has scientific implications or not. No one was there to observe Creation, but we have a record of it from God Himself. The words of God are left to the Church to illuminate for us, not scientists. Scientists should stick to their own field rather than assuming today's world is the key to the ancient past, because we know that the pre-fallen world is totally foreign to our fallen experience. its completely beyond our comprehension as many Saints have attested to. We can only understand what God shows us, through the Prophet Moses and the Fathers/Church. the Scriptures belong to the Church, its really that simple.
This all depends on if someone believes in a monogenist (literal Adam and Eve) beginning to humanity and some Genesis-esque "Pre-Fall world". I don't, nor have I ever. Therefore I, and many others, believe that science will provide amazing insight into our origins, whether it is the origin of humanity or of the cosmos itself. The Word of God left us nearly two millennia ago, what we have now is Scripture written and compiled by men, then there are the holy, pious, yet fallible Saints and Church Fathers, and a Church to help us sort through it all. Experiencing theoria doesn't make them less human nor less erroneous on a variety of subjects (cosmology, astrobiology, abiogenesis, biological evolution, physics, etc). One of the greatest mistakes people and the Church could make is to toss aside science, since it truly is a journey of self-discovery. Hence, why I cannot recommend various things by Father Seraphim Rose. Creation is absolutely awesome and humbling when viewed through the lens of science. What is more religious than that?