Kindest Regards, Flow! OK. So then...did the Elohim land in their space craft, do a little genetic manipulation on a batch of proto-apes, create a proto-homo, and turn him/her/them loose...then step back to observe? Adam, Eve, Eden. I ask only a little bit tongue in cheek...I've got a pretty good idea what the general consensus is. (Which is why I seldom broach the subject... ) Perhaps the Neandertal are a failed experiment? Perhaps Adam lived for thousands of years before eating of the tree of knowledge and being cursed with death? Perhaps along with the opening of the door to knowledge of good and evil (morality in the more human sense) came the burden of knowledge for agriculture and animal husbandry, city building, arts and sciences and all that makes for what we call civilization? Perhaps G-d intended for us to be(come) addicted to the opioids in grains and cereals?