@nony - One of the most fascinating scientific stories which thrust the whole story of the Garden of Eden into the spotlight was in a breakthrough discovery of maternal descent through mitochondrial DNA. Scientists made a discovery that all of humans descended from one common female ancestor, believed to have lived in Africa over 200,000 years ago. They even called her Mitochondrial Eve, I suppose with a twist of irony.
Could this be the proof that the actual Garden of Eden existed in Africa and that the story is in fact true? I realize that was not the intent of the scientists, but one can’t help but ask the question.