On their own, the laws of nature don’t tend toward life. To stay alive, living things utilize ingenious solutions.
The junk DNA paradigm may have caused us to miss the precise DNA that helps makes a species unique.
RNA genes have many functions but a large proportion entail gene regulation-related functions that fall within the category of epigenetics.
No wonder Alfred Russel Wallace called eugenics “the meddlesome interference of an arrogant scientific priestcraft.”
John Mattick uses the language of historian of science Thomas Kuhn to predict that we are witnessing a “paradigm shift” away from the concept of junk DNA.