Knowing that all humans start off biologically as female, HOW CAN IT BE POSSIBLE FOR EVE TO HAVE BEEN CREATED FROM ADAM’S RIB? The truth is that humanity existed long before the story of Adam and Eve was created in an effort to answer the ultimate question that remains unanswered: Where did we come from?
With regard to creation, Scripture is more concerned THAT God created than it is with HOW He created. But if He could create all that is from nothing, creating the first man before creating the first woman would hardly be a stretch. Certainly, Scripture was written long after the fact of creation. This in itself, in no way renders it untrue.
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.