The post is here, which I am pleased to see confirms many of the comments I made in response to Ussery’s posts. A portion:
Dave begins to show that he somehow just doesn’t get the big points of the book. . . .
. . . Dave then first employs what turns out to be a frequent tool of his: citations of papers in the literature (implying they support his position) without even an attempt to explain how they pertain to the mechanism of evolution or the edge to Darwinian evolution that I argue for in my book. . . .
As an example of the power of mutation Dave writes that “One out of every 21 births in humans have some sort of STRUCTURAL change (and hence likely a functional change) in a protein, just from insertions from a single transposable element (alu), common in humans.” Right. Inserting a transposable element into the gene for a working protein is like inserting a spear into someone’s body. The structural change is overwhelmingly likely to destroy the protein’s biological function. It’s hard to have a productive dialog with a Darwinist who sees birth defects as evidence for the theory.
I discussed objections to my calculations of the improbability of multiple mutations at length years ago in response to printed reviews of The Edge of Evolution, and they are still online. Professor Ussery betrays no sign of having read them. He appears to think the discussion has begun fresh with his review.