ID proponents have long predicted that functions would be uncovered for such non-coding DNA.
“Nothing in biology makes sense except…” Go ahead; complete that sentence yourself, with a yawn.
If you want to know what scientists themselves think about the current status of evolutionary theory, you have to look behind the curtain.
Continuity with our species does not provide any protection at all. This is because the evolutionary process cannot confer any value on humans — or any other species.