This article reminds me of that 'lil' discussion Richard Dawkins had with Wendy Wright concerns with evolution. For those of you who have not seen/heard of it, the 'painful' discussion can be found here:
People of European descent have about 3% Neanderthal DNA. So, they didn't exactly go extinct, so much as they interbred. They just lost their uniqueness.
Scientists and anthropologists are determining that many proto human branches inter bred producing the modern humans we see today.
Both strong headed and both are theories. I generally go with the far greater physical evidence of what can make good sense. Religions do have the experience in more recent human history. Yet filled with emotional poems, fairytales and lies. Also based on fear for control and power of centralism. I can still come in with new and improved evidence with science in connection with bio- organisms. With religion it's not even spiritual, meaning 99% unknowns. Like organized superstition of a broken parrot, endless repeating the same message and getting the same results or worse causing insanity.
She simply will not admit to ANYTHING which proves that the Bible is not 100% literally true. This includes an insistence the universe was created 6,000 years ago, Noah's Ark was a literal fact, Jonah was swallowed by a whale and emerged 40 days later, Adam & Eve were created in the Biblical way, etc., etc.
If they will think that and much more, creationism is a slam dunk.
She (Ms. Wright) is a skilled and tenacious debater. She would be truly formidable if her argument were not founded on falsehoods. Dawkins was very patient and gentlemanly, but he did not give a full outline of the evidence for evolution as he was invited to do. Instead, he limited himself to short answers. The real answer would be a 2-hour lecture with audio-visual support.