A skeptic might reply that we don’t observe ocean sediment abruptly causing increases in the information content of genomes.
The author seeks to engage with the dissenting position respectfully and gracefully. For this, he is to be commended.
Keep repeating to yourself: “There is no controversy over evolution, there is no controversy over evolution, there is no controversy over evolution…”
All simians and primates except humans are infected with certain groups of lineage-specific viruses. How did we lose these viruses if we are descended from primate ancestors who had them?
Even if it takes only 30 or 40 specific trait changes to move from primate to human, and hundred of mutations, the time required would be astronomical.