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.”
And just think, it all arose by chance, blind, mindless processes alone, didn’t it?
Think of a situation where you have to crack the code on a bank vault, with many dials in the code, say 150, each specifying 1 out of 10 digits.
Orphan genes — genes that are present in only one species, or a group of closely related species — are of particular interest to advocates of intelligent design.
An initiative by a major biomimetics lab to prepare students for careers in STEM introduces them to biological coding.