Evidence for WGD doesn’t show a Darwinian pathway. There is no evidence here against intelligent design or Michael Behe.
Readers may wonder who Dennis Venema is and how he came to his crusade against ID. Some background may help explain.
Genuine scientific debate on fundamental issues that real people care about is such a rarity that when it happens, you almost want to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming.
On Dennis Venema’s argument, along comes a second geneticist, no friend to biology that’s open to the design hypothesis.
Richard Buggs, Reader at Queen Mary University of London, is a well-respected geneticist, with numerous papers published in molecular ecology, genomics, and molecular evolution.