Something that we keep on having to deal with is the idea that human way back when were stupid brutes. This is more than a matter of teenagers thinking their parents are dimwitted because they are unaware of the latest singers or social media outlets, or that people from a hundred years ago were "primitive". When we look at ancient times and wonder how structures were built (must have been helped by aliens), think that Neanderthals were subhuman brutes, or generally assume that people in the old times were lacking in cognition, that, old son, is based on evolutionary bias.
Man was created in God's image, and intelligent After the Genesis Flood, some things that were known or discovered previously had to be rediscovered or reinvented (as well as new inventions, of course). There's a serious lag in the Darwinian timeline for human progress. According to them, we evolved, sat around doing nothing for a few thousand years, then decided to make things. Not hardly! Ancient people had skill and notions. We have a couple of examples in the linked article.
First, iron. It was used before the Flood, but afterward, some entrepreneurs decided to saddle up, scout it out from meteorites, and make things. The rediscovery of smelting, and subsequent advancement of that technology, put a damper on space rock hunting for profit.
Second, people are opportunistic when it comes to finding places to live. Why not grab something that was carved out by flood waters or other natural processes, or even use caves? Our forebears were far more intelligent than evolutionary preconceptions would have you believe.
. . . with every material conceivable, it is hard to imagine a time when, if you needed something, you had to make it from the limited materials available to you. And because we now enjoy the fruit of several thousand years of research, innovation, and creativity, it is easy to get in the mindset that we are more intelligent than those who have gone before us.You can read the rest of this short but interesting article by clicking on "Human Ingenuity: Outsmarting Evolutionary Misconceptions".
When we start with God’s Word, however, we know that humans are not necessarily getting smarter as time goes on. Adam and Eve were created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27), and originally we had perfect brains and intelligence (Genesis 1:31; Deuteronomy 32:4). But our brains are now subjected to a sin-cursed world. So the overall state of mankind is actually worse—not better—as mutations and other genetic problems stack up with time.