The standard evolutionary account of human origins holds that our population has always been in the thousands and humanity did not descend from an initial pair.
C. John Collins points out that Venema’s use of “language evolution” is a poor analogy for (his form of) biological evolution.
His choice of targets for criticism and for praise have a lot more to do with his particular agenda than the defects or merits of those whom he critiques.
Readers may wonder who Dennis Venema is and how he came to his crusade against ID. Some background may help explain.
Venema seems much more interested in pursuing longstanding debates with intelligent design and with certain ID proponents.