It’s strikes me that this is a difference between design and Darwinian thinking.
Our care and treatment of animals arise from human duties, not conjuring rights for animals out of ideological zeal.
Engineers designing a car have to plan for all kinds of conditions the car might encounter.
Molecular clocks are a relatively simple concept.
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.