Critics claim the paper shows that proteins can easily bind small molecules, and therefore that it’s not unlikely chance mutations could find amino acid sequences that generate functional proteins.
Since posting our recent rebuttals to the TalkOrigins page on the Cambrian explosion, we’ve received some requests to respond to other pages on the TalkOrigins archive.
The problem of making premature claims that we don’t know are correct plagues Dennis Venema’s discussion of human and chimp genetic variation.
The debate over evolution and intelligent design can be confusing because some keys terms in the discussion are ambiguous.
If by “novel function” Dennis Venema means “loss of function,” then perhaps he is correct.