Richard Buggs gives us a look inside the sausage factory where figures on the subject are calculated.
Dennis Venema sought to persuade his fellow Christians that genetic science had disproven the traditional idea of a “bottleneck” of two human ancestors.
In retrospect, where does the evidence stand? Here’s a summary: Venema’s main claims in light of the relevant science.
A bottleneck of two, or a first pair at our origin older than 500,000 years, is possible.
Buggs isn’t the only qualified biologist who has looked at arguments from MHC genes against Adam and Eve and found them lacking.