Charles Darwin conceded that such instincts are “so wonderful” that their origin would strike many as “a difficulty sufficient to overthrow my whole theory.”
Intelligent design is a scientific theory that holds that many features of the universe and living things are best explained by an intelligent cause.
There’s more function in the “junk” than imagined. Caltech finds a significant role: maintaining territories and compartments, and guiding components.
“How can we determine whether a 10-digit number is a random number or a specified telephone number to call your mother?”
UCEs are conserved structures that are not functionally constrained. Yet there is not so much as a hint of a problem for evolutionary theory.