Genuine scientific debate on fundamental issues that real people care about is such a rarity that when it happens, you almost want to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming.
On Dennis Venema’s argument, along comes a second geneticist, no friend to biology that’s open to the design hypothesis.
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.
One of the claims Dennis Venema makes in his book is that the effective population size of our last common ancestor with chimps has never been fewer than 10,000.