The research, published Monday (Jan. 2) in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution(opens in new tab), suggests that the genes that enabled human brains to grow large lobes and complex information networks may have originally emerged from junk DNA. In other words, at some point, the “junk” picked up the ability to code for proteins, and those new proteins may have been critical to human brain evolution.
The findings suggest that such genes “may have a role in brain development and may have been a driver of cognition during the evolution of humans,” Erich Bornberg-Bauer, an evolutionary biophysicist at the University of Münster in Germany who was not involved in the research, told Science magazine(opens in new tab). – Nicolette Lanese (January 6, 2022)
The way it’s described sounds like a plan, doesn’t it? Not an accident.
The paper is open access.
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12 Replies to ““Junk DNA” to blame for humans’ big brains?”
If fake embryos drawings were taught in school even after 50 years ,imagine how long will survive junk DNA fairytale among die hard darwinists.
Do they really suggest, that a system way more sophisticated that any AI created by human so far emerged from some “junk” ? :))))))))))))
Are these people normal ?
Obviously, it wasn’t junk …
PS: and most probably, this is just another misrepresentation of what they found or think …
So true …. these people devoted their whole careers to this nonsense :)))) They won’t admit that their were wrong for decades … they would rather die …
It’s Junk DNA day here at UD.
How much of the junk is junk? See
The phone you own now fits just fine in your pocket but it would have occupied a full room in 1900 and would be less performant.
that’s an argument for an inferior creator.
The logic of ID indicates a really powerful and knowledgeable creator who knew what to do to get it right.
🙂 Not really. Who made the human brain made the mistletoe and lungfish . They survived for thousands of years so He is right and you are wrong. You think like a limited human in economics terms .
we don’t have to go this far back.
Human brain still outperforms supercomputers.
As for 2023, supercomputers still occupy full room(s). Not to mention, the energy efficiency of human brain. How much electric power consumes a full room of computers ? :)))))))) Human brain is an engineering marvel.
I thought our big brain was caused by a big, black monolith which I took to be a metaphor for the Creator of ID/C.
“The phone you own now fits just fine in your pocket but it would have occupied a full room in 1900 and would be less performant”
That’s why G.I.s had walkie-talkies in World War II and so-called early “cell phones” resembled them.
Severky at 9,
A metaphor for who? 🙂
People you missed the point with the phone analogy but important is to be involved in commenting . Or not. 🙂