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.
Recently Dennis Venema joined with Scot McKnight to publish a book, Adam and the Genome, in which they claim that there never was an original pair of humans like Adam and Eve.