Ken Miller is a feted Catholic scientist, friend of Darwinism, and foe of design in nature: From his 1994 textbook:
Hundreds of pseudogenes have been discovered in the 1 or 2% of human DNA that has been explored to date, and more are added every month. In fact, the human genome is littered with pseudogenes, gene fragments, “orphaned” genes, “junk” DNA, and so many repeated copies of pointless DNA sequences that it cannot be attributed to anything that resembles intelligent design.
If the DNA of a human being or any other organism resembled a carefully constructed computer program, with neatly arranged and logically structured modules each written to fulfill a specific function, the evidence of intelligent design would be overwhelming. In fact, the genome resembles nothing so much as a hodgepodge of borrowed, copied, mutated, and discarded sequences and commands that has been cobbled together by millions of years of trial and error against the relentless test of survival. It works, and it works brilliantly; not because of intelligent design, but because of the great blind power of natural selection to innovate, to test, and to discard what fails in favor of what succeeds. The organisms that remain alive today, ourselves included, are evolution’s great successes.
One memorably said, “If ENCODE is right, then Evolution is wrong.”
No one we know of paid the fellow to say that. We all thought it was just another example of Darwin’s followers ignoring facts.
Meanwhile, our friend thinks that Ken Miller might be forced to backtrack.
No. It’s not like that. Miller doesn’t have to stop asserting whatever he wants and has the social power for, and can maybe get a court to enforce.
That is because Darwinism’s truth is that our brains are shaped for fitness, not for truth, and truth is sometimes adaptive and sometimes not. Miller is free to assert whatever is adaptive at this time. And that, rammed down others’ throats, is the only truth that ever is or was or shall or could be. In case you wondered.
Nothing depends on evidence. Our brains are not shaped so as to understand evidence as such, apart from fitness.
See also: The Myth of Junk DNA
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