This blog series by Dennis Venema undertakes the task of clarifying numerous aspects of evolution that often become misconstrued by Christians. He first discusses the idea of speciation in a population over time, later applying it to the speciation process that occurred among hominids (human ancestors) which led to modern humans. He continues to support this idea by exploring so called “Mitochondrial Eve,”“Y Chromosome Adam” and other compositional clues of the human genome.
  • Understanding Evolution: An Introduction to Populations and Speciation

    | Dennis Venema
    Blog Post
    Understanding Evolution: An Introduction to Populations and Speciation | Dennis Venema

    One misconception of evolution among Christians (and even students of biology) is that the production of new species is a sudden event, or one that begins through a single breeding pa... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 4
  • Neanderthals, Denisovans and Human Speciation

    | Dennis Venema
    Blog Post
    Neanderthals, Denisovans and Human Speciation | Dennis Venema

    It is now possible to obtain and sequence DNA from Neanderthal remains, and the complete genome sequence of Neanderthals was published in early 2010. The results were fascinating...... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 4
  • Speciation and Incomplete Lineage Sorting

    | Dennis Venema
    Blog Post
    Speciation and Incomplete Lineage Sorting | Dennis Venema

    One consequence of speciation being a population event is that populations have genetic diversity—not all members of the population are genetically identical.    Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 4
  • Mitochondrial Eve, Y-Chromosome Adam, and Reasons to Believe

    | Dennis Venema
    Blog Post
    Mitochondrial Eve, Y-Chromosome Adam, and Reasons to Believe | Dennis Venema

    When presented with the evidence for human population sizes over our evolutionary history, a common point of confusion for Evangelicals is how this fits with Mitochondrial Eve.  Read More >

    Advanced PART 4 of 4