How strong is the evidence for Darwinian evolution? What are the limits of the Darwinian mechanism?
The fossil record shows a break between the australopithecines, supposedly directly ancestral to our genus, and the first humanlike members of the genus.
A null hypothesis, such as expecting the absence of function in non-coding DNA, reveals a presupposition that biases one’s interpretation of the evidence.
If “junk” DNA goes toxic, does that suggest it had an original normal function? See the conclusion of this new paper.
It turns out the mouse endogenous retrovirus L (MERVL) is essential for embryogenesis, according to a recently published article.