Richard Buggs, Reader at Queen Mary University of London, is a well-respected geneticist, with numerous papers published in molecular ecology, genomics, and molecular evolution.
For years they have been gravely advising their fellow Christians that science rules out belief in a historical first pair of human beings.
What Dr. Swamidass has going for him is primarily a quirk of semantics.
The supposed sudden emergence of the enzyme nylonase has been a chief talking point for the power of evolution for many years.
Fine-tuning of the universe is so unpleasant a subject for materialists that it cannot really become a controversy.