Biologist Dan Graur Doubles Down
|July 7, 2017||Posted by johnnyb under Evolution, Evolutionary biology|
Down Graur, a critic of the ENCODE project, has doubled down on his statement that the genome is mostly non-functional. Graur has gone further to state that not only does he think that most of the genome is non-functional, he thinks that he has proven it to be a mathematical certainty.
You can see the slides for Graur’s presentation here.
I haven’t had time to put together a response, but I thought I would list out some things that are already out there that might be helpful to you and others thinking about Graur’s position:
- Sal’s ENCODE talk at the 2016 AM-Nat (I don’t have his follow-up talk from this year’s AM-Nat up because I’ve been too busy)
- My AM-Nat Biology Talk on Evolutionary Teleonomy, which I think can pave the way for understanding this.
- An article on how to think about mutations from a creation or design perspective
- My talk on Evolutionary Teleonomy – I believe that this will help understand the different view of mutation and how it affects the thinking behind what Graur is presenting.
Anyway, I wanted to let everyone know about Dan’s talk and some of the directions the ID community has taken with regards to his ideas. Hopefully I’ll get Sal’s other AM-Nat Biology talks up later which deal with some of this stuff as well.