A pair of new articles in Nature Genetics acknowledge just how widespread ERV and retrotransposon functionality is.
Evolutionary theory predicts lots of “Darwinian detritus” that does nothing for organisms. That prediction keeps coming up false.
Several news items reinforce ideas advanced by ID advocates regarding junk DNA, irreducible complexity, and human uniqueness.
The next step will be for evolutionists to convert this spectacular failure into compelling evidence that evolution can produce DNA that is both (1) species-specific, and (2) functionally essential.
As the biomimetics movement accelerates, scientists keep providing more and more examples of intelligent design in organisms great and small.