This just in from Phys.Org.
Pugh added that he and Venters were stunned to find 160,000 of these “initiation machines,” because humans only have about 30,000 genes. “This finding is even more remarkable, given that fewer than 10,000 of these machines actually were found right at the site of genes. Since most genes are turned off in cells, it is understandable why they are typically devoid of the initiation machinery.” . . .
The remaining 150,000 initiation machines—those Pugh and Venters did not find right at genes—remained somewhat mysterious.
These initiation machines that were not associated with genes were clearly active since they were making RNA and aligned with fragments of RNA discovered by other scientists,” Pugh said. “In the early days, these fragments of RNA were generally dismissed as irrelevant since they did not code for proteins.” [Yeah, that’s right—you called it “junk DNA” and said it was proof contradicting design.] . . . . .
Pugh and Venters further validated their surprising findings by determining that these non-coding initiation machines recognized the same DNA sequences as the ones at coding genes, indicating that they have a specific origin and that their production is regulated, just like it is at coding genes. . . . . . .
“These non-coding RNAs have been called the ‘dark matter’ of the genome because, just like the dark matter of the universe, they are massive in terms of coverage—making up over 95 percent of the human genome. However, they are difficult to detect and no one knows exactly what they all are doing or why they are there,” Pugh said. “Now at least we know that they are real, and not just ‘noise’ or ‘junk.’ Of course, the next step is to answer the question, ‘what, in fact, do they do?'”[Really?!! “Dark Matter?” You called it “junk-DNA”; it’s only now, now that you’ve been proven wrong on a grand scale that you’ve decided to call it “dark matter.”][P.S. This is what liberals do: when wrong, change the words; e.g., “global warming” = “climate change”, or, “pro-abortion” = “pro-choice”. You see, it all depends on what the meaning of “is” is.]
So, let’s see: 150,000 “initiation machines” (Wow, are there “machines” in the cell?) in the Non-Coding, and 10,000 in the coding portion. I wonder which is more important???? And what has ID been predicting since the late 1990’s? That the Non-Coding portion of the genome is where the bau-plan (blueprint, more or less) of the animal is to be found, and that proteins are but the building blocks (kind of forming the “parts list” of life’s manufacture); i.e., that ‘genes-coding’ portions of the genome are of less importance to life than the ‘non-coding’ portions. Here, it is 15:1 in favor of the Non-Coding—and in full agreement with ID predictions.
And, guess what, finally we get to put to rest the ‘junk-DNA’ argument. How do I know? Because it’s now called “dark matter.”