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?”
Since project ENCODE provoked outrage among evolutionary biologists over a decade ago, there has been a concerted campaign to defend the notion of junk DNA.
These claims represent a classic but false “junk DNA” argument against intelligent design.
Jonathan Wells sat down with host and fellow biologist Ray Bohlin at the August 2021 Insiders’ Briefing near Seattle.
Purported examples of poor design usually represent opinions resulting from armchair critics’ limited understanding of the technical literature.