Sunday, January 07, 2007

Junk DNA not so junk after all

We used to be told that there were around 100 vestigial organs in the human body, supposedly the result of evolution. A hundred years later, the list is down to zero. (Curiously, there were never any reports of nascent organs, that did not yet have a function but were going to get there one day.) Nowadays, we hear a great deal about "junk DNA". Just like their Victorian predecessors, the evolutionists arrogantly assume that anything they don't understand is useless junk. Then they use their arrogant assumption as "evidence" for evolution.

A link on Creation-Evolution News led me to this summary of research results showing that many bits of supposed junk DNA actually have a purpose.

If we approach the DNA with the assumption that it was created, we will be better placed to discover all the functionality that must be hidden in it. Here as in so many other places, evolutionism is a blind alley.

For you formed my inmost being.
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to you,
For I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful.
My soul knows that very well. (Ps 139:13-14)

1 Comments:

At 10:01 AM, Blogger William Bradford said...

Thinking of endogenous retroviruses as parasitic can become an obstacle. It does not signify they are without function. Clinging to the "junk DNA" concept can be perilous to accuracy in molecular biology.

 

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