Professor Lenski’s contrasting of the frequency versus importance of evolutionary changes is misconceived and his illustrations are inapt.
Computer methods of analyzing mutations are widely used because they are generally accurate. They do not suddenly lose their accuracy when I cite them.
Swamidass’s response doesn’t address our main arguments, but he indicates he is impressed by what Darwinian mechanisms accomplished in generating chloroquine resistance.
If you’re going to engage with an individual you disagree with, it’s important to know what that person argues and to state it accurately.
Yes, Nathan Lents, finally we agree: it is “A good day for thoughtful discussion of evolution.”