Swamidass’s response doesn’t address our main arguments, but he indicates he is impressed by what Darwinian mechanisms accomplished in generating chloroquine resistance.
Following Darwin, with an assist from Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin, Ken Miller proposes that human reason, consciousness, etc. are exaptations, or “spandrels.”
Most of us think of science as the enterprise of seeking truth by formulating hypotheses and testing them against the evidence. This is empirical science.
In my book, I argue that Thomas Aquinas’ teaching cannot be reconciled with theistic evolution.
Miller is one of those “settled science” bullies. Here he sets his sights on essayist Marilynne Robinson.