Why not treat the whole genome as functional? This is a radical concept, but perhaps the focus on genes distorts our understanding.
Lamoureux is the theistic evolutionist who left an indelible impression a couple of years ago when he debated Stephen Meyer and atheist Lawrence Krauss.
Obviously, evolutionary “laws” are quite malleable and have to give way when they become too cumbersome.
In retrospect, where does the evidence stand? Here’s a summary: Venema’s main claims in light of the relevant science.
The changes involved in adapting a generic mammalian template into a whale are certainly not all simple, independent, single-letter changes.