'Junk DNA' Darwinism

Who else believed in the myth of junk DNA? Jerry Coyne, for example

In 2009, University of Chicago geneticist Jerry A. Coyne compared predictions based on intelligent design with those based on Darwinian evolution. “If organisms were built from scratch by a designer,” he argued, they would not have imperfections. “Perfect design would truly be the sign of a skilled and intelligent designer. Imperfect design is the mark Read More…

'Junk DNA' Darwinism

If you make a prediction and it doesn’t happen …

In 2010, University of California Distinguished Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology John C. Avise published a book titled Inside the Human Genome: A Case for Non-Intelligent Design, in which he wrote that “noncoding repetitive sequences–‘ junk DNA’–comprise the vast bulk (at least 50%, and probably much more) of the human genome.” Avise argued that Read More…

'Junk DNA'

Christian Darwinists talk around the slam-dunk “junk” DNA – Casy Luskin dissects

Whatever your theology, notice the significance of the fact that self-identified Christians were shown to be wrong because they made a prediction against God’s design in nature. It’s one thing to be wrong. It’s another to be wrong for discreditable reasons. Here at Evolution News & Views (June 1, 2011), Casey Luskin reviews Giberson and Read More…

'Junk DNA' Intelligent Design

At least Forbes.com’s John Farrell, while trashing Jonathan Wells’ “junk DNA” book, doesn’t threaten to actually read it.

He sniffs that he might, in the end, review it, as time permits. One hopes he’ll read it first. Some readers of reviews like that sort of thing, and there is simply no accounting for tastes. PZ Myers, however, has threatened to read the book. Farrell (“Jonathan Wells’s “The Myth … of the Myth of Read More…

'Junk DNA' Darwinism

Darwinist response to Wells’ junk DNA book: PZ Myers threatens to read it

As David Klinghoffer puts it at ENV: Over the weekend, Jonathan Wells’s The Myth of Junk DNA broke into the top five on Amazon’s list of books dealing with genetics — a list normally dominated at its pinnacle by various editions of Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene. Not bad, Jonathan.The juxtaposition with Dawkins’ Selfish Gene Read More…

'Junk DNA'

The ballad of junk DNA

An unknown poet’s riff on “junk DNA”, arrived by post at the top secret UD bunker in an undisclosed, unimaginable location: (Would go well to tune of “Way Up on Old Smoky” – here. Try it! ) On top of our genome All covered with cash, I see BioLogos And they’re talkin’ trash.

'Junk DNA' Darwinism

While we wait for Jonathan Wells’ “junk DNA” book … the Darwin show’s all-star cast has tackled the subject fearlessly

Donald Johnson, a scientist who checked out of Darwinism, had a look at the junk DNA file in Probability’s Nature and Nature’s Probability LITE: A Call to Scientific Integrity (2009), p. 56: Dawkins popularized the idea that any DNA not actively trying to get to the next generation would slowly decay away through mutation and Read More…