Swamidass’s response doesn’t address our main arguments, but he indicates he is impressed by what Darwinian mechanisms accomplished in generating chloroquine resistance.
Coming from the National Center for Science Education or the New York Times, this is typical.
The NCSE is troubled, but this just sounds like solid science. I’m all for critical analysis of data, evaluating conclusions, and rigorous scientific inquiry.
A much better approach would be no religion in biology class, and more science.
Judge Hodge found that evolutionary doctrine is actually materialistic philosophy disguised as empirical science.