Their scrupulous work found that Jerry Coyne and others, in bullying Christians and Jews on how “we can dismiss a physical Adam and Eve with near scientific certainty,” were in reality poorly supported.
Could humanity have had its origin in a first pair, or did it have to come from a population of at least several thousand?
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.
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.