Biologos: Was There Death Before the Fall?

Today, allow me to piggyback on the previous post in which I linked Daniel Harrell’s take on evolution and death before the Fall by directing you to an article over at the Biologos blog which addresses the same question.  The article references passages from Genesis, Romans, and 1 Corinthians which appear to indicate that physical death is tied to the Fall and shows that that is not necessarily the case.  The article contends that physical death for animals–and for proto-humans who came about through evolutionary processes before Adam and Eve were created–was a fact of life long before the Fall, but for humans–Adam and Eve and their descendents–physical death was not part of the equation until after the Fall.