Explained Calvin in his 'Argument' right before the commencement of his Commentaries on the First Book of Moses called Genesis: "The intention of Moses, in beginning his Book with the creation of the World, is to render God as it were visible to us in His works…. He does not transmit to memory things before unheard of, but…consigns to writing – facts which the fathers had delivered as from hand to hand, through a long succession of years, to their children.
"Can we conceive that man was so placed on the Earth as to be ignorant of his own origin, and of the origin of those things which he enjoyed? No sane person doubts that Adam was well-instructed respecting them all. Was he indeed afterwards dumb?" See Genesis 5:1-5f!