The knowledge of good and evil.

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My son blamed someone else for his failing to do some small task this weekend. A common mistake. I jokingly responded, “Eve did it.” I then brought up the fact that not only did Adam blame Eve, he blamed God for creating Eve in the first place. Classic human move.

Regardless of the reality of an actual human named Adam this story really does encapsulate the human condition quite perfectly. We blame each…