Further to: Blocking “junk” DNA can prevent stroke damage (so it obviously does something, right?):
In a book review in a Darwin lobby journal, “A deeper confusion,” (of The Deeper Genome and Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome), we read a note of concern:
If taken uncritically, these texts can be expected to generate even more confusion in a field that already has a serious problem when it comes to communicating the best understanding of the science to the public.
Hmmm. Anything, “taken uncritically,” can be expected to do that. So… ah, now we come to it:
They will also certainly provide ammunition for intelligent design proponents and other creationists. The debunking of junk DNA and the quest to find function for the whole of the human genome have constituted major focus points for such groups in their crusade against evolution (Wells ; Tompkins ; Wells )—it is assumed (justifiably or not) that a creator would not design genomes full of “junk”, therefore any scientific result that seems to show that more of the genome is functional than previously thought is warmly embraced by them as evidence against junk DNA theory as a whole.
When someone argues that a fact helps the wrong sort of people, better pay attention to the fact, not his opinion.
Put another way: Is one better off with the wrong people with the right answer or the right people with the wrong answer. Or … ignore the Darwin lobby and have a nice day.
See also: Junk DNA hires a PR firm
Jonathan Wells on junk DNA (Yes, the guy cited above)
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They’re worried about IDers. Are they worried about people like Larry Moran who deny the results of ENCODE? Is this not, too, an assault on science?
Are we concerned with ‘understanding things,’ or, rather, are we concerned with ‘understanding things in a particular (materialistic) way’?
We can see how much politics drives these evolutionists even though they claim it is about science.
DNA screams “I AM INTELLIGENTLY DESIGNED!”.
In the preceding video, Trifonov elucidates codes that are, simultaneously, in the same sequence, coding for DNA curvature, Chromatin Code, Amphipathic helices, and NF kappaB. In fact, at the 58:00 minute mark he states, “Reading only one message, one gets three more, practically GRATIS!”. And please note that this was just an introductory lecture in which Trifinov just covered the very basics and left many of the other codes out of the lecture. Codes which code for completely different, yet still biologically important, functions. In fact, at the 7:55 mark of the video, there are 13 codes that are listed on a powerpoint, although the writing was too small for me to read.
Of note: DNA repair machines ‘Fixing every pothole in America before the next rush hour’ is analogous to the traveling salesman problem. The traveling salesman problem is a NP-hard (read: very hard) problem in computer science; The problem involves finding the shortest possible route between cities, visiting each city only once. ‘Traveling salesman problems’ are notorious for keeping supercomputers busy for days.
Yet it is exactly this type of ‘traveling salesman problem’ that quantum computers excel at:
Since it is obvious that there is not a material CPU (central processing unit) in the DNA, or cell, busily computing answers to this monster logistic problem, in a purely ‘material’ fashion, by crunching bits, then it is readily apparent that this monster ‘traveling salesman problem’, for DNA repair, is somehow being computed by ‘non-local’ quantum computation;
Verse and Music:
Never fear! The Darwinists will weave a tale to demonstrate that the lack of junk DNA is yet another triumph for the marvelous materialistic forces of evolution. Hallelujah, praise the godless universe!
The writing is on the wall. The end is near. To borrow words from Thomas Wolfe, the failure of Darwinism will be abysmal, crushing and complete. It’s coming. Wait for it.
Yes, for you see, if God actually existed, science would not be possible. But science is possible. Therefore God does not exist. QED.
Actually I’ve seen “creationists” use junk dna as evidence for creation. Arguing it shows that originally the organisms were crafted perfectly, and now they are degrading. This also falls in line with the more common theme of creationists that nearly all mutations are deleterious, that would also predict there to be junk dna.
That there is little junk dna shows intelligent design is happening here and now, and not just with original creation.
It always appeared to me that the chance for beneficial mutations are high, given the results in agriculture and disease control. It always appeared to me intelligent design occurs now. It is only in Darwinian theory that the chance for a beneficial mutation is vanishingly small.
What darwinists did was to attribute observed beneficial mutations to randomness. But actually it is unknown. They should experimentally artificially produce mutations at random, over generations, and see how that works out. Then we would know for sure the mutations are random, and can test the theory of random mutation.