While Columbus may have been born with the same human intellect possessed by me and most all humans living on TODAY’S world, Columbus did NOT possess the same knowledge we possess.
Are you aware in the early 1600s, around the same period of human history when unjust human oppression we call slavery began on the North American continent, that a significant number of human beings ignorantly believed the Earth was the center of ‘everything.’
When Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century offered evidence our Sun did not revolve around the Earth, God and Bible people imprisoned him for the remainder of his life.
Galileo got off lucky, the God loving people savagely murdered or horrifically tortured other free thinkers who attempted using their human intellect to help the human race learn and evolve.
Sadly, today many people continue holding ignorant beliefs in Gods, though fortunately we have evolved to believe the Earth is not the center of the universe. An expanding universe that was not discovered until the 20th Century.
I believe our imperfect human species will continue evolving, learning day by day about our human condition and physical world, adapting as we slowly plod along trying to improve the Quality of Life for all human beings.
Sadly, I also believe credible evidence reveals God and Bible embracing humans are responsible for greatly impeding the evolution of our human species.