Created with Lost Abilities?

At the beginning of creation, everything was מאד טוב, very good (Gen. 1:31). There was no death, suffering, mental illness, disease, deformities, and so on. Creationists have speculated that, when we hear about people with amazing abilities here and there, Adam and Eve would have been created with those all at the same time. Pretty good for someone who was taken from the dust of the ground (Gen. 2:7) and the woman from the side of the man (Gen. 2:21), I think. But when Adam sinned, everything started going downhill (Rom. 5:12, Rom. 8:22). 

Special abilities in people here and there — are they scattered reminders of what Adam and Eve were like? Recent news reports show some amazing abilities and scientific enhancements.
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We were created in God's image, and amoeba-to-anthropologist upward evolution had no say in the matter. There are some amazing abilities in the human body that scientists are studying — and enhancing, in some cases. They're using their intelligently-designed brains to find out the whats and whys. Perhaps some of our abilities, even in our biology, are glimpses into the perfect past. Some people have mutations where they should be getting serious illness, but remain healthy; science may help the brain "rewire" after serious damage; our brains bypass supercomputers in some ways, and intuition is a part of it. 
Recent news about the body’s remarkable powers raise questions about why we aren’t better off.

The occasional genius surprises us, but maybe the surprise should be that so many of us are not that smart. Is the genius an atavism (throwback) to a period when intelligence was the norm? Those who are super-healthy among us raise similar questions about why so many are sickly and subject to genetic disorders. Look at these news stories that suggest remarkable mechanisms for repair and maintenance of the body. Are they hints of lost abilities we could learn to restore or augment?
Read about these stories and more at "Humans Could Be Much Healthier".