The story of Adam took place approximately 24,000 years ago. Adam lived in a time where humans lived and worked with those who we today, would call advanced beings. Advanced beings are humans who lived in a time of advanced technology on the earth. This was a time when those who had developed advanced technology were seen by those who didn't, as god-like because they could do so many wondrous things with the technology they had. This, of course, gave those who had this technology, great power over the others that did not. Society has been through these primitive-to modern-to advanced cycles many times in the past. We've been around for much longer than modern scientists understand.
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