Venema seems much more interested in pursuing longstanding debates with intelligent design and with certain ID proponents.
These days, it is sometimes difficult to discern where “science” ends and ideology begins.
Independent groups of researchers (e.g., Hössjer et al. 2016), more or less skeptical of common ancestry, have suggested the alternative model of initial heterozygotic diversity.
Who were the Neanderthals? Were they ape-like primitives with low intelligence, or were they more like us–perhaps nearly identical to modern humans in both body and mind? Biology textbooks often portray Neanderthals as unintelligent versions of modern humans. For example, this graphic from Biology: The Dynamics of Life (pg. 483, 2000 ed.) portrays Neanderthals as […]