Philosopher Michael L. Peterson explains junk DNA for us at BioLogos in “Evolution and the Deep Resonances between Science and Theology, Part 5” (July 20, 2011):
Evolution is the only rational way to account for the molecular uniformity of all organisms, given that numerous alternative structures and fundamental processes are, in principle, equally likely. Moreover, the accumulation of damaged or “junk” DNA (mutations that do not affect function and thus are not subject to negative selection), passed on over time to species further down that branch of the Tree, makes the probability that evolution did not occur infinitesimally small.
Okay, so that means that if much that is thought junk turns out not to be, “the probability that evolution did occur infinitesimally small.” Right?
This is breathtaking. Here at UD, we never said it didn’t happen, or not as a dogma anyway; Many of us are just sick and tired of all the thuggery and bullshot around protecting Darwinism and Christian Darwinism, and would like to see an honest game for once. But if the prof wants to stake all on junk DNA … (shrug) …
See Also: The trailer for the Myth of Junk DNA film:
And the Darwin faithful know in their hearts that it’s still junk.