In arguing for 75 percent of the human genome as trash, has Dr. Graur slain the ENCODE dragon and rescued the Junk DNA myth? Nah.
Three brand new avenues of scientific discovery appear to need nothing from Darwinism.
To call him this is an irony, I realize, since the University of Houston evolutionary biologist and Junk DNA diehard is a flaming left-winger.
How evidence is interpreted is wrenched into line with the ideology. And this is what we mean by “zombie science.”
We celebrated the release of Jonathan Wells’s new book Zombie Science: More Icons of Evolution last month at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo.
Why is understanding Dr. Wells as a person important? Because in assessing anyone as a guide to anything, integrity must count for a great deal.
The idea that DNA should be full of evolutionary detritus has come under withering fire from a range of scientific research.
This brings the question of supposed “Junk DNA” home — home, literally, to your family’s dinner table.
These “jumping genes” are segments of junk DNA that insert themselves at random in our genomes. That is the evolutionary interpretation.
Intelligent design can take ownership of the next level in the hierarchy of biological organization.