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.
ID proponents have long predicted that functions would be uncovered for such non-coding DNA.
All of this calls to mind a comment from biologist John Mattick, a critic of the junk DNA paradigm.