It’s worth engaging him, since Swamidass is the relatively rare critic of ID who works at tackling arguments for design in a substantive fashion.
His choice of targets for criticism and for praise have a lot more to do with his particular agenda than the defects or merits of those whom he critiques.
Winston Ewert recently published a paper in BIO-Complexity suggesting that life is better explained by a dependency graph than by a phylogenetic tree.
“The case that human language develops step by step through natural selection is weakened by the fact that no single language gene has ever been discovered.”
Wisnton Ewert has developed a model to explain the pattern of similarities in different organisms which mimics how computer applications inherit software from a diverse range of lower-level modules.