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The answer is that Hashem created man with free will, free will to believe or not to believe, to accept or not to accept. The capacity for free will was included this most amazing ability to accept the most farfetched, ludicrous positions as long as it fits into a person’s agenda.

This seems to be the answer for Rashi. The Torah is teaching us that the human may be brilliant and wise, but he has a weakness. His pure judgment can be easily influenced. If a man accepts a bribe, it will color his vision. He will lose his detached sense of judgment and will no longer be able to rule objectively. He may think he won’t be influenced, but it is human nature to be pulled, and he will no longer be capable of objective clarity. He will be blinded.

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  1. If we had evolved from apes, as some who believe in evolution claim, then why is it written in Genesis 2 verse 20"And Adam gave names to all cattle and fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found an help mate for him" therefore the religion of evolution is a lie. and is it not written "therefore G-d send them great delusion that they should believe "the lie".

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