In a previous article I described how scientific training can condition some scientists’ minds to resist the evidence in nature for intelligent design.
“Nylon-eating bacteria? What the heck?” you say. “Why does this matter?”
In retrospect, where does the evidence stand? Here’s a summary: Venema’s main claims in light of the relevant science.
Dennis Venema’s arguments about Michael Yarus’s work were already addressed in detail by Meyer and Nelson in a technical paper.
Scientists find the most interesting things when they suspect function in poorly understood parts of the genome.