Where is the Garden of Eden? I cannot find it anywhere

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Comment by Logan D on August 19, 2013 at 12:56am
Just north of Valhalla, just west of Neverland.
Comment by Melvinotis on August 19, 2013 at 8:43pm

Wouldn't it be cool if google had all of those fictional earths like middle earth. Especially near Earth equivalents like Metropolis or Gotham City. Or Springfield from the Simpsons.

Comment by _Robert_ on August 19, 2013 at 9:24pm

It's in Eden of course. Duh.

Comment by H3xx on August 19, 2013 at 10:50pm

Ironically, not only can it find Area51, but it also has some very nice reviews from repeat visitors. Aliens 1, Bible 0. lol.

Comment by SteveInCO on August 20, 2013 at 8:39am

I personally believe that the "Garden of Eden" metaphorically describes the African rainforest, which we, or rather our ancestors, abandoned. I believe that Homo Sapiens carried that memory in it's collective consciousness, until we could give it a name.

I could easily imagine a much more recent provenance for this--we probably left the jungle long before we had speech (which I'd guesstimate we got sometime around 75K years ago) so it'd be hard to transmit an "ancestral memory." Many of our ancestors who left Africa found Mesopotamia to be a lush and fertile area, but the climate changed and it became much drier.  We out-of-Africa humans then apparently radiated out over Eurasia, then into Australasia and North America.  Genetics confirms this, and if you side with the rather controversial school of linguists who claim to have tied all extant languages together into one superfamily, their proposed language family tree matches the genetic one fairly well.


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