I was, am, and shall always be a scientist and therefore I enthusiastically acknowledge that man existed long before God’s Creation of Adam and Eve. I also have an unshakable belief in God, so I am a man of faith as well as a man of biological reason and logic, thus believing in the story of the Garden of Eden. My basic tenets state that God created our Universe approximately 14 billion years ago as His Light Energy expanded to become the Big Bang and His Energy densely scattered throughout three dimensional space; He jump-started Evolution 3.8 billion years ago by bringing the first bacterial species to Earth; He created natural scientific miracles so that our true human evolutionary ancestors Homo sapiens sapiens would appear on and inhabit our planet more than 50,000 years ago; and finally He created the Garden of Eden almost 6,000 years ago. But why would God find it necessary to have both Creation Humans staring with Adam and Eve and Evolution Humans beginning with Homo sapiens sapiens?

The greatest gift that God bestowed upon the human race is Free Will. However with this gift came accountability for our decisions. Adam and Eve chose to be led astray by the serpent Satan and their accountability was to be forced to leave the bliss and perfection of the First Garden of Eden. Free Will has allowed us to either believe or not believe in God. Faith in God requires not only your belief but your investment in time and energy while trying to survive in the often harsh challenges of our physical world. Disbelief in God on the other hand comes with the loss of the benefits of having faith. We can choose good over evil or evil over good in our moral choices. If we are a bad person we can unfortunately still live a great life which many of us cannot quite comprehend. How can God allow the good to live in misery and die young while the evil enjoy prosperity and longevity? My personal opinion is that only if we are a good person will we have the opportunity to live for the eternity in God’s promised Second Garden of Eden in the future Messianic Age. Free Will also permits us to marry and have children, or lead a gay life, or keep our solitude. We can choose to seek wealth or be content with what we have. Be homeless or seek assistance. Be pro-life or pro-choice. Every thought of the numerous thoughts that arise in our Divine Soul brings choices. Do we have to always decide between two or more choices?

There is no doubt from being a distant observer of Creationists, with or without Intelligent Design supporters, battle with proponents of Evolution that the centuries old controversy over Creation versus Evolution cannot be resolved at the human level. According to Einstein, we need to solve a problem at a level different from the level at which the original question was posed. The only level that I see that can resolve the issue of Creation versus Evolution would be the Divine level with God Himself choosing to take the public stage as He once did back in biblical times. Short of God directly showing Himself to us, we can use our Free Will to accept that God’s earliest visible appearance with humans was described in the biblical story of Adam and Eve. We can further acknowledge that Evolutionary humans lived some 50,000 years or more before the Creation of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. There lies the rub. Why two types of humans?

Man has a penchant to know where he comes from, what he is doing here and where he is going. In the Bible, God has a quote through His prophets, “As the Heavens are higher than the Earth, My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts are higher than your thoughts.” We don’t understand the Essence of God and to even come close to understanding something of His plan for humankind, we have to abandon our human brains and try to think like God. Of course, this is an impossible task as we are limited in all that we are and do, while God is limitless.

Every scientific experiment starts with one or more short term objectives. A series of experiments is usually predicated upon a long term objective or overall hypothesis. God made a choice to create an imperfect world where humankind could use the gift of free will to explore careers, religion and spirituality, language, love, kindness, happiness, thought, intelligence, imagination, curiosity, learning, faith, and doubt to lead an interesting life hopefully with purpose. With God’s own Free Will, He chose to partner with and form a Covenant with humans in the hope that during his life, men and women together would help God build a better world. He created a powerful anti-hero Devil who would have the power to persuade us to make the wrong moral choices so that we could reject him and grow our goodness. Even before Adam and Eve when humans were living as marauding bands in caves on the savanna, they were at each other’s throats. God’s hypothesis was that in order to know perfection, man needed to know imperfection just as feeling hate really prepares you to love or in order to feel deep pleasure you must also feel deep pain. The perfection that God planned for those who lead a spiritual life is a second blissful Garden of Eden, the Messianic Age at the End of Days.

Arguing about Creation versus Evolution is actually a good thing and falls into the goal of God’s plan of creating an interesting dynamic world. However why would Creation Humans be needed at all if our world already had Evolution Humans for at least 50,000 years? Although the boundary line is blurred, the obvious explanation is that God created variety within religion. Christians, Jews and Muslims who descended from Adam and Eve had the choice to believe in monotheism while those not descended from Adam and Eve could find their own gods to worship. You know what they say, “Variety is the spice of life.” Otherwise we would get bored too quickly. However is this God’s true reason?

My own belief is that you need to look deeper into the obvious as God’s mind is infinitely superior to ours. The startling miracle in the Garden of Eden is that God unbelievably created Adam out of the stardust without a sperm and an egg. Adam began life as perhaps an eighteen or nineteen year old or a youth in his early twenties. God endowed Adam with a human body and a Divine soul that presumably was no different than his descendants. However Adam’s descendants were born from Eve’s womb through the process of fertilization of sperm and egg.

Christians have always included cremation as one of their burial practices. Up until recently, Jews always buried their dead in the ground as it was important according to the Hebrew prophets that the skeletal structures be reunited with the soul during the process of Resurrection. Free will and a departing from traditional Judaism has changed the landscaping with some modern Jews choosing to be cremated. My own feeling is that God long ago foresaw the Holocaust of Nazi Germany where the Jews would mercilessly die in the gas chambers and then be burned as sacrificial carcasses. With the Creation of Adam and Eve, God was telling us not to worry, that He could recreate those worthy men and women and children who died in the Holocaust. Without the miracle of the creation of Adam from the stardust, there would be no hope for those Jews who died in the gas chambers. God will honor their memories through Resurrection. It’s my belief that this will also be true for good Christians and other humans who have lived exemplary spiritual lives and choose to be cremated.

The story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is more than the story of the Original Sin. Adam and Eve had a right to their God given Free Will but with their choices came the lesson of accountability that got passed down to all humans. With their creation, God was demonstrating His unmatchable miracles and limitless scientific skills and knowledge. He was also showing us that if we have faith, He truly is the God of mercy making our lives in this world worthy even we have lived much of our lives in darkness and hopelessness or die prematurely. God knows who each of us are in our hearts because our souls each receive a tiny piece of Him in our mother’s wombs. God has pre-planned every detail of human existence and He remembers the good in us while we are alive and when we are dead. If it’s any consolation to those who have had the most amount of suffering in life and frustration with God, our good will be rewarded if not in this life, then in our coming future Messianic life as spiritual beings who will live a human life for the eternity.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Jerry Pollock is Professor Emeritus from Stony Brook University on Long Island where for thirty years he was an academic and research scientist publishing seventy-five scientific articles including seven patents. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto, a PhD in Biophysics from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and has postdoctoral training in Microbiology from New York University Medical Center. Marcia Pollock is deceased and held a bachelors degree in psychology from Stony Brook University and a Master of Arts in Special Education from C. W. Post University on Long Island. Marcia and Jerry are the coauthors of their recently published unique book, “Putting God Into Einstein’s Equations: Energy of the Soul.” Jerry wrote from our earthly world and Marcia’s soul suggested and confirmed from the spirit world. For more information about the authors and their writings please visit: We are offering a Free Connection to your deceased loved ones in Heaven: Please also make a donation to the Shechinah Third Temple, Inc. if you enjoy our writings. May the Shechinah (Divine Presence)be with you.