Adam, the first human, was made from “the dust of the earth [some translations say “ground”]” (Genesis 2:7). Theistic Evolutionists usually view this in the same manner as Natural Evolutionists. To remind readers of the basis of that idea: The “dust,” they say, was merely the accumulation of ground elements of the planet that, through millions or billions of years, eventually developed into living elements, then into an ape species, and finally, into a human species. Adam was the first intelligent human, meaning that the moment this endless configuration of developing matter sprang to life in the mind of an intelligent being, this was that moment when Adam was created. In short, Theistic Evolutionists maintain that God, Himself, created the process of natural evolution and natural selection, then supernaturally guided it to fruition until it formed the first viable human mind, millions/billions of years beyond the time of the formation of plants and animals (including the primates, who preceded Adam).