The only way we can know about the creation is from God who did the creating. Genesis 1:1 says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Everything was created by the power of God. The first thing God did was to create light and in Genesis 1:4 "God called the light day and the darkness night. So the evening and the morning was the first day." Each day including each day of the creation has light for day and darkness for the night. Also all six days of creation had both an evening and a morning (Genesis 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31) just like the days today. These six days of creation were literal 24-hour days, not billions of years as some falsely claim.
God told Moses in Exodus 20:11, "For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them." God said that everything He created was created in these six days of creation. There was not a progressive creation spread out over billions of years.
In Genesis 1:24 we read, "And God said, let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind; and it was so." God is so powerful that all He has to do is to speak and it happens. Each produces after its own kind. There is no evolution from one kind to another because God said that each was to produce "according to its kind."
In Genesis 1:27& 2:7 we read, "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them…and man became a living soul." We are created in the image of God; this is what makes us so special. All people have a soul that will live on forever in eternity either in Heaven or Hell. This is how we differ from the animals. But Psalms 33:8-9 says, "Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him, for He spoke and it was done."