And no one has been hearing what I’ve been saying: "The ‘problem’ of Adam & Eve and monogenism disappears if one realizes that, biologically, humans should be associated with the Homo sapien genome which appeared some 200,000 yrs. ago; but for theological purposes humans appeared as a Great Leap Forward only about 40,000 yrs ago. In 1996 Pope John Paul II acknowledged that the evidence was overwhelming that all other life on earth appeared through an evolutionary process presently described as ‘Neo-Darwinism’; but humankind was an exception. This fits the postulate that the the GLF was evidence that, through some as-yet-unknown biological mechanism, the brain(s) of perhaps only a few (or even just a couple) were transformed into Mind, endowing the recipient(s) with a conscience, the ability and desire to seek out their Creator, and the ability to pass this on, non-genetically, to the other Homo sapiens living at that time.
This scenario implies (but offers no proof) that the term, Original Sin, should be replaced by Original Blessing, even though this idea is presently an anathema to most Christian leaders, as it was when Teilard de Chardin first proposed it.
Perhaps this was God’s attitude towards life on earth–“surprise me”–until, inevitably, consciousness appeared, at which point He willed to covenant with a newly created intelligence.