Adam, the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Ages

Sarah Bowman
Sarah Bowman, I’ve read the Bible, still read it, and also secular stuff.

Pretty much what George O’ Donnell says. You’re trying to fit together two incompatible stories. The Bible story with a six or seven thousand year old universe does not in any way mesh with the scientific evidence of our ancestors living tens of thousands of years before our time.

That said, the Bible does mention a few mysterious references that might infer that Adam and Eve were in fact not literally the first humans on earth (according to the biblical writers’ understanding) but that they chose to begin the story there. That part of the Bible is generally considered myth and is very difficult to understand on a literal and historical level. I prefer to just accept the simpler story told by archaeology and paleontology, as well as the fossil record.

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