CovenantInBlood said:
But the Bible isn't just theology. It speaks to historical facts,

I'm using the term 'Theology' as shorthand for 'interpretation of Scripture' and so matters of historical fact fall under my use of the term, for this discussion at least. If there's a less confusing term to use I'm all for it. I just haven't thought too much about what it might be.

and when science contradicts those facts, then we MUST err on the side of Scripture which is from God Himself.

Again, category mistake. Do you mean to say that we must err on the side of our Theology (used as describe above) over Science?

There is no reason within the text of Genesis 1 & 2 itself to treat it as figurative account of creation.

Considering Genesis 1, there's lots of good reason. Have you read my papers yet?