Ask A Genius 299 – Edenbargain (1)

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Ask A Genius 299 – Edenbargain (1)

September 23, 2017

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: We talked about the Edenbargain, what do you mean by that?

Rick Rosner: I don’t know if anybody else has ever used the term.  I kind of made it up, because I think our current situation has parallels with the Garden of Eden.  Where, you know, God set a place for humans at his table.  And said all you have to do is to have paradise is not to acquire knowledge.  And you know, things were nice there.  There was, I think even, I don’t think you know, I think according to the Bible, people in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve hadn’t succumbed to the snake’s knowledge, they might have had immortality you know.  They had no shame, they could walk around naked and nobody was freaked out.  They had all of the fruits of paradise except for apples I guess.  But anyway, they had it nice, and all they had to do to keep was to stay dumb, but they didn’t.  So, they got kicked out of the Garden of Eden.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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