A team of scientists carefully examined genomes of a butterfly and a silkworm. What they found was interesting, but dubious as an example of evolutionary ancestry.
Recently published literature has overwhelmingly confirmed Jonathan Wells’ thesis in The Myth of Junk DNA, refuting the ID critics who still cling to the neo-Darwinian story.
It looks like Dr. Wells sampled the water just as the tide was starting to come in, and it’s still rising.
The Myth of Junk DNA is a well-written book that manages to accomplish two separate tasks: to silence the Darwinists who claimed that recent genomic discoveries supported their dystopic version of The Signature in the Cell; and to bring all of us up-to-date on the breath-taking mysteries being decoded from this ancient script.
Farrell thinks the myth of junk DNA is itself a myth — that “scientists never dismissed junk DNA in the literature.” In other words, Wells has set up a straw man. Of course, not having looked at the book, Farrell can’t have consulted Dr. Wells’s fifty pages of notes documenting his argument.