Evolution’s grand tree-of-life story requires constructive evolution, not more and more cases of organisms tossing parts overboard.
Are scientists in Texas catching malaria in the act of evolving, or is something else going on?
The most frequently used diagnostic test kit checks for the presence in the patient’s blood of either of two similar malarial proteins, called pfhrp2 or pfhrp3.
Something I had not heard before is a really clear explanation of how chloroquine works, on the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum and, perhaps, on the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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.