As our dialogue continues, I think I’m starting to understand your position more clearly.
Battin’s radical proposals aren’t usually made by U.S. assisted-suicide proponents because they know that our society has not completely swallowed the hemlock (as has the Netherlands).
A bottleneck of two, or a first pair at our origin older than 500,000 years, is possible.
Let’s encourage dissent and embrace an authentically liberal approach to scientific inquiry.
None of these discussions are relevant to whether Adam and Eve existed, but they are relevant to intelligent design.