The originators of the concept were two 19th-century British philosopher-scientists, John Stuart Mill and George Henry Lewes.
There’s more going on in DNA and cells than the old Central Dogma predicted. The time has come to look beyond genes.
Richard Dawkins predicted that “a large fraction” of our genomes has no function, because, “The true ‘purpose’ of DNA is to survive, no more and no less.”
Collins refers to the “backward wiring” of the vertebrate eye, characterizing it as flawed from an engineering perspective.
Some defenders of evolutionary orthodoxy would have us believe that we’ve only found a handful of non-coding DNA sequences that have function.