I do find that many Copts have been so preoccupied with keeping literal the Bible and forgetting what exactly an allegorical tradition means.
I do want to emphasize that I do recognize some Orthodox who do take certain passages literally, but only because they verify it with a patristic tradition. This is not the case with the Copts in question, for they simply see the Scriptures as it is, try to interpret it as best as possible that affirms certain scientific truths today, and wherever it seems to contradict, then whatever "science or history" may teach is automatically false to them. At the very least, those do back themselves up with Patristics, one can at least engage a way to interpret the Church fathers. For the Copts who don't back themselves up with Patristics, they in fact make themselves no different from Protestants, and may even use Protestant sources to try to back up their interpretation of Scriptures, which is a sad case.
It is a dark era for some Copts now who utilize this method, and lead them to disagree with certain scientific advances. Copts are a bit selective. For instance, most Copts don't mind an old earth, or even animal death before the creation of man, but when it comes to evolution, somehow that contradicts Scripture and therefore evolution is wrong. But I digress. This is just an example of perhaps an inconsistent method some Copts use to interpret the Scriptures without at the very least the study of Patristics. At this moment, there is a Patristic revival with Copts, and I look forward to the next generation of Copts who will bring about this shift of mindset for the Church.