According to Genesis, a snake told Eve to take a bite of the apple, and that's how all the trouble began. Scientists now teach evolution, instead of Biblical "creationism," but archeologists are still searching for the Garden of Eden.
In the August 6-7 edition of the Wall Street Journal, Jennie Erin Smith writes, The longstanding assumption, dating back to the first century, was that Eden existed somewhere in the Middle East's Fertile Crescent at a junction of the Tigris and Euphrates, two of the four rivers mentioned in Genesis 2 ('And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four'). Yet 19th-century seekers began to see homegrown Edens near convenient creeks in Ohio and Missouri. Smith quotes author Brook Wilensky-Lanford as saying, "Whatever your idea of the known world was, there had to be four symmetrical rivers to divide it."
Despite the fact that archeological evidence now shows that life originated in Africa, no one seems to have searched for Eden there. An Ohio clergyman decided that Eden was located at the site of a Native American serpent mound. Perhaps it's a place that really exists in our hearts (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to these shows).
In Whitley's Room, just for subscribers, there are now several short (15 min.) discussions by Whitley Strieber on bible verses. The third one is on the opening lines of Genesis (and you've never heard an interpretation like THIS before)!