Human biology has not changed significantly in the last 5000 years. Botany, biology, genetics and reproduction work now as then. I have a bible, but I also have a familiarity with thousands of years of accumulated knowledge about how reality works that was not available to those who wrote the bible. To ignore that knowledge would be folly.
Answer this: What is the basic fact that applies to both 'Moby ****' and the bible?
Here's what I see:
Further, God blessed them and God said to them: ?Be fruitful and become many" 1:28 (So their gift of life on earth was a blessing, not a curse.)
After that God saw everything he had made and, look! it was very good 1:31 ("very good" in the writer's eyes; very bad in yours.)
every tree desirable to one?s sight and good for food 2:9 (Instead of 'hospital food,' nourishing but bland, He gave them a variety and went to the trouble to give it eye appeal, like the Japanese of today.)
for in the day you eat from it you will positively die.? 2:17 (So their life prospects were >45 years; eternal, in fact, if they obeyed.)
You're giving me a common, mainstream response: 'No matter what the Bible says about something, I know better, because of what I see today, and what I want to believe.'
Compare this: Moby **** is a work of fiction. See if you can answer Sam Goldwyn's famous question about it: "Is Moby **** the man or the whale?"
All I have is the Bible to answer the big questions. Can't help you.
Regards, Doug in reality