i.e. Christian interpretation by the majority (as over and above what the Bible plainly says) isn't always correct.
I won't dispute the "large number of people" part, but various methods of addressing the chronological methods of the Bible is something that has long been debated in terms of, "How should we understand these numbers." This issue has exited long before modern dating methods which added another facet to the debate.Only since modern science with its grossly inaccurate radiometric dating methodologies has this been disputed by a relatively large number of people.
In your opinion, is this something Genesis (or the Bible) states emphatically (chapter:verse for your perspective would be helpful) or an assertion of how the data must be interpreted based on the "child like faith" principle above?A simple childlike faith also holds that the chronologies in Genesis are sequential and exact.