The second paper is an in-depth look at genetic changes associated with the evolution of whales and dolphins. They found a lot of devolution.
Anti-humanists would rather that children die of malaria than allow a fungus to be modified genetically.
Their review pretty much completely misses the mark. Nonetheless, it is a good illustration of how sincere-yet-perplexed professional evolutionary biologists view the data.
Behe is not in a defensive posture, despite his critics. He continues to advance.
Professor Lenski’s contrasting of the frequency versus importance of evolutionary changes is misconceived and his illustrations are inapt.