For theists to eschew the claim that life is designed is puzzling, because nothing seems to force them to adopt that counterintuitive stance.
It’s not merely a scientific but a “legal and political battleground.” What is it?
I don’t think the study can claim all the things it does based on the evidence they have.
Is there anything more relaxing and uplifting than settling in with a good book on a winter day?
C. John Collins points out that Venema’s use of “language evolution” is a poor analogy for (his form of) biological evolution.