Richard Dawkins predicted that “a large fraction” of our genomes has no function, because, “The true ‘purpose’ of DNA is to survive, no more and no less.”
To his credit, William Lane Craig is among those evangelicals who have been willing to question arguments against Adam and Eve.
These claims represent a classic but false “junk DNA” argument against intelligent design.
Long described as useless leftovers of evolution, pseudogenes are rising from the junk pile as functional entities.
As Seth W. Cheetham and his co-authors put it, biology suffers from “demotivation into exploring pseudogene function by the a priori assumption that they are functionless.”