In retrospect, where does the evidence stand? Here’s a summary: Venema’s main claims in light of the relevant science.
The changes involved in adapting a generic mammalian template into a whale are certainly not all simple, independent, single-letter changes.
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What Dr. Swamidass has going for him is primarily a quirk of semantics.
There are a few problems with conventional accounts of whale evolution. Together they’re a killer.