“Synteny refers to how well chromosomal sequences from different species align with one another.”
Perhaps, humans, gorillas, and orangutans were designed based upon a common blueprint.
As Ann Gauger explains, there’s a gap of about a million years between when Australopithecines seem to depart from the fossil record and when modern humans unambiguously appear.
We don’t find the “pattern” that evolution predicts “should be found in the fossil record at certain times.” Rather, we find that truly aquatic whales appear abruptly.
Venema seems much more interested in pursuing longstanding debates with intelligent design and with certain ID proponents.