Primal Primate - Poem by gershon hepner
The primal primate, Eve, offended
God by telling Man to eat
a most enticing fruit suspended
from a tree. This tricky treat
caused Eve and Adam to be wise,
and Eve to suffer major pains
in childhood, which is why we guys
thank Primal Mother for our brains.
Gen.2: 16-17. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it; for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.
Gen.3: 6. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and ate, and gave also to her husband with her; and he ate...
Gen.3: 16. To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply the pain of your child bearing; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.
A writer in the NYT writes: Had it not been for the natural selection of enlarged brains, our species would have evolved in a completely different direction. There would be no theory of relativity, no knowledge of 'entangled' particles or the human genome; we'd have no great art, music or novels. The excruciating pain and trauma of childbirth are the cost our species has paid for its fancy cognition. And mothers continue to pay the debt.
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