Mankind’s Origins.

A San (Bushman) who gave us an exhibition of t...

A San (Bushman) who gave us an exhibition of traditional dress and hunting/foraging behavior. Namibia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We now know mankind originated in East Africa.  It was hardly the Garden of Eden; as mankind were hunter gatherers.  There were a lot of Adam and Eves, but certainly no life of leisure.

Then the population was fruitful and multiplied; so much so that some had to leave.  Were they driven out, or did they volunteer to seek other lands.  There were no other humans, so they would not have to fight for it.

Then humans reached the Levant and you now had the beginnings of agriculture.  The peasants had to work hard, but the population grew and you could now have educated people who could think and write.

No, when I read Frank McLynn‘s Hearts of Darkness and wrote my book The Search of Livingstone, I realized what a hard place Africa is to eke out a living.

In other words, the Garden of Eden is what you think it is and make of it.  It needs to be earned.

About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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