At Darwin’s God, reporting on a recent talk by Dan Graur, foe of Encode and junk DNA defender, Cornelius Hunter notes a category of Darwin’s DNA new to those of us, who are still swatting “junk DNA”, Lazarus DNA:
The human genome must be full of junk DNA, indifferent DNA, garbage DNA and yes, Lazarus DNA (junk DNA that has gained some kind of function).
So let’s see:
If DNA has a function we know of, natural selection explains it, and that proves Darwin right. If it doesn’t have a function we know of, it is junk, which proves Darwin right about the absence of design. If it didn’t have a function we know of before but does have one we have recently discovered, that proves Darwin right too because it shows that Darwinian evolution happens.
Actually if a theory can’t be wrong, it also can’t be right. It can, however, be irrelevant,, except in the increasing number of jurisdictions where such grand tautologies are mandated by law for the school system.