A bottleneck of two, or a first pair at our origin older than 500,000 years, is possible.
C. John Collins points out that Venema’s use of “language evolution” is a poor analogy for (his form of) biological evolution.
“TE thus represents a very deep sink or depression in the landscape of theological and scientific opinion.”
His choice of targets for criticism and for praise have a lot more to do with his particular agenda than the defects or merits of those whom he critiques.
A participant did not like that I called his origins model “idiosyncratic,” or that I characterized the reaction to it as “cautious.” Oh well.