"A paradox is a medical partnership."
Okay, I reckon I'm not the first guy to think that one up!
Anyhoo, I've been thinking about a REAL paradox - - - ,
Isn't it interesting that we have achieved such a high level of scientific advancement, far beyond the wildest dreams of our ancestors, while at the same time, we appear to be descending into utter depths of immoral depravity beyond anyone's imagination?
How is it that we seem to now have the most highly educated and intelligent beings dwelling among us, but at the same time, there are innumerable savage hordes running amok proudly flaunting their ignorance?
Doesn't this sort of evoke images from the classic novel, "THE TIME MACHINE", by H.G. Wells, of the Eloi and the Morlock?
Why is that, and what result may we expect?
Suppose that this has all happened before, to prior civilizations which disappeared millions of years ago?
Maybe Adam and Eve are the parents of this, our CURRENT human family.
Maybe there was a previous human family, or even a previous human family before that.
What if they also reached a pinnacle of scientific discoveries, while simultaneously degenerating into unimaginable perverse wickedness?
If so, they might have completely destroyed themselves and all other forms of life on Earth through the consequences of war and/or disease.
In fact, what if the Earth itself was exploded into a gazillion subatomic particles, and subsequently, was reassembled by the organized efforts of Jehovah, so that everything could start over anew, with human transplants from other worlds?
Someone once suggested that the Garden of Eden might have been an insulated biosphere placed on Earth to enable the human transplants from other worlds to survive their initial period of adjustment in a toxic Earth environment.
It's also been posited that Adam and Eve really DID come from different planets, i.e., "men are from Mars, women are from Venus"!
Anyway, it's just an idea to wonder about.
But, I'll admit I'm not the first person to think of it, for somewhere, I've read of the theory.
I do believe that the teachings of holy scripture and scientific research will eventually coincide and support each other.