Waste Not: Research Finds that “Far from Junk DNA,” ERVs Perform “Critical Cellular Functions”
A pair of new articles in Nature Genetics acknowledge just how widespread ERV and retrotransposon functionality is.
Intelligent Design, Common Descent, and a Qualification
I had someone ask whether, in a previous post, I meant universal common descent (UCD) or more limited common descent.
Adam and the Genome — Review and Conclusion
In retrospect, where does the evidence stand? Here’s a summary: Venema’s main claims in light of the relevant science.
Population Genetics: What It Is and Why It Matters
Some have claimed that for humans the coalescence to one (or first coalescent) does not happen for well over a million years back in time, calling into question the idea of a single-couple human origin.
Hmm, Much of Dennis Venema’s Adam and the Genome Isn’t About Adam and the Genome
Venema seems much more interested in pursuing longstanding debates with intelligent design and with certain ID proponents.