I read a shocking article the other day. You can read it here. For those who don't want to read it...I'll just summarize it. Basically more and more conservative Christians are coming to the conclusion that the story of Adam and Eve is not fact but merely a myth. There reason! Science has not proven that all humans have come from one couple.
Have we really come to this far to believe science holds all the answers? The more I study philosophy and related subjects the more I am starting to see that science doesn't hold the vast number of truths that the majority of people think it does. Though much knowledge of our world has been gathered because of scientific inquiry the amount of things not known far surpasses what we do know. Scientists spend much of their time observing the world and making general guess based upon these observations.
Let me put it into perspective using the world of medicine. My grandmother-in-law was found to have a failing liver recently. The question on everyone's minds is "Why didn't the doctors catch this before?!" My wife got online and begin to look up the symptoms of a failing liver. Her grandmother has many of those symptoms, but as I began to read the symptoms over her shoulder I couldn't help think that I have seen a similar list before. In fact, it seemed like most of the symptoms are on the list are symptoms of many other diseases and problems. Why didn't the doctors catch it before? Just because they know the symptoms of certain conditions, diseases and illnesses doesn't mean they are going to instantly identify the problem because there are so many shared symptoms. There is a limit to how the body reacts. So even though the medical field has identified sicknesses and their symptoms it is still pretty much a guess when it comes to diagnosis.
I have noticed this to be the case over the last few years. We have 5 children. We have been to the doctor quite a bit, not to mention that I am diabetic. The one thing I have noticed is there is rarely a time when the doctor says with 100% assurance that he knows what is wrong. Most of the time he is just guessing based upon the symptoms. Science is nowhere being exact. It is know where near an all knowing status. So for Christians to base their belief that a very pivatol story in the Bible is not true because science has not proven it is just ridiculous! I just don't have that much faith in man.
I'm no blind believer either, but I don't think there is enough evidence to conclude that the story of Adam and Eve is not real. Without Adam and Eve there is no fall and without the fall there is no need of a Savior. If this be true I need to see the hardcore evidence. Unfortunately for science, there is none. The fact is, no one today was present then to observe and that alone presents a huge problem for science. On the other hand, I believe there is more than enough emperical information to sustain my belief in the Christian God who, if real, was there in the beginning. The God who not only witnessed the event but caused it to happen is the one whom I will place my faith and trust in.