…, ephemeral beings who by their very nature could not bring meaning and understanding to the world. This is why humans looked externally to divine beings for meaning and wisdom, and why in the story of Adam and Eve, man was punished for seeking wisdom rather than obeying the word of God. Today, things are vastly different. This difference can be traced back to the beginning of the scie…
You are saying here that Eve getting to know evil was wisdom? You are implying this world in which we live, with all of the evil we deal with is evidence of wisdom?
When an investment bank commands traders not to exceed certain exposure levels, we have a command steeped in wisdom. When a trader exceeds specified levels of risk he is not wise (I cannot delve deeply into this but it is true). So a command can be wise, while rebellion against such command can be unwise.
It is not wise to characterize a command as attempt to control independent of nature of the command.