"Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?" Ecclesiastes 3:21 (King James Version)
Something wonderful happened to planet Earth 6,000 years ago. The Bible records it as the story of Adam & Eve. However, might this deeply moving and "Mythical," not mythical, account not hint at a more astounding reality? For whatever reason, homo sapiens, man the thinker, finally discovered God, or was enabled to discover the reality of God, as well as humankind's own capacity for good or evil. The problem then becomes not whether God knew or didn't know that Adam & Eve would sin, but what was it about homo sapiens 6,000 years ago that finally enabled him/her to be able to perceive God? Did God, for whatever reason, step into the consciousness of a being that He purposely wanted and needed to create? Prior to God stepping into or giving homo sapiens sentience or a spirit (breath of life), were homo sapiens, again, little more than advanced primates waiting for the miracle of divinity to touch them and change their history, as well as God's, forever? Should we consider ourselves fortunate or blessed that we are the descendants and not the ancestors of homo sapiens? Were the precursors of homo sapiens unable to apprehend God because they were little better than intelligent animals, or are we getting too "scientific" and should simply accept the historicity of Adam & Eve with its problems of God's foreknowldege or lack of foreknowledge of Adam & Eve's downfall? We might never know the answer until our Lord returns for whatever descendants of homo sapiens are still alive and have not blown each other to kingdom come.