Does philosopher of biology Paul Nelson reject “mainstream science”? Of course he does not.
“The category ‘mainstream science’ sounds plausibly neutral, capturing the sort of objective knowledge to which any well-educated adult should assent.”
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.
For the last forty years, population geneticists have repeatedly said that our population was never smaller than several thousand.
Could humanity have had its origin in a first pair, or did it have to come from a population of at least several thousand?