Yikes, even the Dead Tree News Wire (UPI) has now noticed:
SCIENTISTS FIND SECOND, ‘HIDDEN’ LANGUAGE IN HUMAN GENETIC CODE
UPI 12/12/2013 11:12:42 PM
SEATTLE, Dec. 12 (UPI) — U.S. geneticists say a second code hiding within DNA changes how scientists read its instructions and interpret mutations to make sense of health and disease.
Since the genetic code was deciphered in the 1960s, scientists have assumed it was used exclusively to write information about proteins, but University of Washington scientists say they’ve discovered genomes use the genetic code to write two separate “languages.”
One, long understood, describes how proteins are made, while the other instructs the cell on how genes are controlled. One language is written on top of the other, which is why the second language remained hidden for so long, a university release said Thursday.
So we are now expected to believe that not only can a language get started by natural selection acting on purely random mutation, with no intelligence, but that a second language (somewhat like a hidden code) inside the first language can also get started the same way with no intelligence. All purely by chance.
Commenters at one news site:
why oh why do people still think there is no intelligent design behind things is beyond me…
Because, you know, languages just ‘appear’ via evolution.
Then Darwin’s mob arrives and drags the discussion south, demanding that we “define” “language.”