When critics claim that research is not permitted to detect design because that would stop science, it is they who hold science back.
Functionality for junk DNA is prevalent, and was successfully predicted by intelligent design.
This explains why many researchers, who are fully on board with evolution, nonetheless ignore Graur’s advice.
Scientists who label intelligent design as a “God of the gaps” argument are not unlike the incensed man in the art gallery.
Several news items reinforce ideas advanced by ID advocates regarding junk DNA, irreducible complexity, and human uniqueness.