Evidence for WGD doesn’t show a Darwinian pathway. There is no evidence here against intelligent design or Michael Behe.
Dennis Venema’s arguments about Michael Yarus’s work were already addressed in detail by Meyer and Nelson in a technical paper.
Douglas Axe is a protein scientist who has published work on the rarity of new protein folds by doing research on beta-lactamase enzymes.
A bottleneck of two, or a first pair at our origin older than 500,000 years, is possible.
Readers may wonder who Dennis Venema is and how he came to his crusade against ID. Some background may help explain.