Warning: There are actually several questions in here ... please feel free to answer any or all of them if you wish!
Okay, this thought started off with Adam and Eve! And the process took me to asking what, exactly, was the purpose of Adam and Eve?? Were they supposedly here (at least partially) to populate the earth or what? And I was going to ask that question, but then I realized that, time-wise, there were "people" here before Adam and Eve, right? So, okay ... if we go back to "creation" and taking into account the discussions on "race" that we've been having recently, isn't it possible that God actually created more than one race of human beings, flung them to the far reaches of the earth, and that is why we have differences, yet similarities and what it is, that .02 percent in all human beings that make us different from others?
Off the top of my head, I'm thinking of "races" as being Asians, Africans, Indians, Europeans (and Spaniards? )? Does anyone know of any belief (or within your own belief) why it wouldn't possible that when God decided to populate the earth, he made a man and woman of different races and put them in different geographical areas, with different climates and forms of nature and has allowed each to develop according to those differences?
Also, taking into consideration "Lucy" who is supposed to be the oldest link to all of mankind being found in Africa ... "Lucy" could not have procreated without a "Ricky" so to speak, right?? I mean, it is within God's divine plan that we reproduce through sexual means. Sooooo ... somebody else had to be created at the same time "Lucy" was in order for there to be more of her ... so, what's "Ricky's" story?? And why has nobody ever talked about him ... or his role in all of this??
I know these are ramblings, and probably should have gone in some other thread (like Random Thoughts, maybe ) But if somebody could offer an idea or two to give me something to possibly help me figure this out?? It would be most appreciated!