This explains why many researchers, who are fully on board with evolution, nonetheless ignore Graur’s advice.
Since project ENCODE provoked outrage among evolutionary biologists over a decade ago, there has been a concerted campaign to defend the notion of junk DNA.
Perhaps one of ENCODE’s staunchest critics has been Dan Graur, a molecular evolutionary biologist at the University of Houston.
If we treat criminals the way we treat natural disasters — as physical events without moral culpability — the pragmatic approach is preemption as well.
In arguing for 75 percent of the human genome as trash, has Dr. Graur slain the ENCODE dragon and rescued the Junk DNA myth? Nah.