In short, the sequences performed no new function, so no new information was created.
Novella is a prominent atheist who jumped at the chance to promote the secular creation narrative of life’s origin.
In 1953, when Watson and Crick elucidated the structure of the DNA molecule, they made a startling discovery.
The threat which such thinking posed to theistic beliefs was not lost on the Roman Catholic Church when Pope Pius IX convened the First Vatican Council of 1869.
To get the Washington State data, I’ve had to make repeated inquiries, and ultimately file a formal public documents request.