A bottleneck of two, or a first pair at our origin older than 500,000 years, is possible.
If the past is any guide, where the critics are substantive rather than snarky or patronizing, we’re in for a good debate.
He focuses on one subtopic of one chapter, dismissing the rest of the scientific content of the book as failing to engage with mainstream science.
It’s worth engaging him, since Swamidass is the relatively rare critic of ID who works at tackling arguments for design in a substantive fashion.
His choice of targets for criticism and for praise have a lot more to do with his particular agenda than the defects or merits of those whom he critiques.