Obviously they didn't "die". This is a point of contention for non-believers when they don't understand what we mean when we say they died in spirit. We were separated from God by sin. There was a division between man and God created by sin. This division is reflected in the temple plans as delivered by God, where a veil separated the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies, where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. We are still in God's image, body, mind (soul) and spirit. We still have the capability of reason. Adam was in God's image, and begat children in his image, which was the image of God. There is not change. With Jesus death on the cross, the division between God and man was removed, but the imagery given in scripture of the veil being torn...it was torn by the death of Christ. So the division between man and God was removed through the death of Christ. For the unsaved, the division remains. For those who believe in Christ, and as such, were dead, buried, and raised anew in Christ, the division has been removed. We have access to God through Christ our intercessor/mediator, through the Holy Spirit.so am I to conclude that you disagree with what God said, "...in the day you eat thereof you shall surely die."? You do not think they died that very day as God said they would?
I still like my satire headline (in response to another) that "The Serpent Who Fact-Checked Eve's Statement on God Stating That If They Touched the Fruit They Would Surely Die, Hired By USA Today."