There’s more function in the “junk” than imagined. Caltech finds a significant role: maintaining territories and compartments, and guiding components.
The situation resembles a poorly constructed dam holding back water that is continuously rising.
In the past, one of the most common rebuttals to ID was, “If life was designed, then why is over 90 percent of the genome composed of junk DNA?”
From an design perspective, there is no compelling reason to think that CRISPR gene editing will constitute an enhancement tool for building superior humans.
Some discriminators don’t get us very far in deciding which is the better explanation between blind evolution and intelligent design.