Otherwise, he is cherry picking, from his own reference, data which supports a conclusion he arrived at independently of that reference—a practice called intellectual dishonesty. I am eager to see where he plans to take his discussion, since he says at the outset that whether the original garden was the "BEST of all POSSIBLE WORLDS" "depends on this...!" Obviously, the world we have now is not the best of all possible worlds. None of us believe it is, except those few of us who give in to feelings of futility, so I hope he wasn't suggesting that the world we live in is supposedly the best of all possible worlds. I would think him a suicide risk if that were the case.
I strongly suspect that needling the believers on the forum was his intent, as it often seems to be. The sad reality is that he tries to do so by misrepresenting the very account he is using as his basis for argument. He includes God, Adam, and Eve from the story, but edits out the serpent so that it appears Eve innately desired something that God was unwilling to give. That conclusion is not supported by the reference. In fact, the narrative flatly eliminates that conclusion.
Auld Soul is our Greek Chorus today!+
By seeking to reframe my thread you can use your version as a strawman.
If this is the best of all possible worlds we can thank the one who made this world.
If this world was not made by anybody, but; is the result of random chaos we must expect it to be random and chaotic.
If this world was made by a supreme being with nothing by justice and goodness at heart we would expect the humans made by him to be complete and not lacking. What Adam and Eve did, they did according to the nature this Supreme Being gave them. They sought what they desired.
The serpent in the story denies DEATH is the result of eating the forbidden fruit.
Only when the fruit is presented as the means by which the humans can be LIKE GOD knowing good and bad does the fruit become desirable in her eyes (Eve).
Why believe the serpent rather than God? Logic dictates they cannot both be correct.
The answer is this: the nature of the humans is such that they cannot but choose to be LIKE GOD knowing good and bad.
Incidentally, "in the day you eat of it you shall surely die" is either TRUE or NOT true.
Did the serpent tell the truth?