February 28, 2013

Junk DNA and Creationist Lies

Donald Prothero, Skeptic Blog

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One of the common tropes you hear among modern creationists is the denial of the idea that there is any non-coding DNA, or “junk DNA.” To them, the idea that a large part of the genome is simply unread leftovers, carried along passively from generation to generation without doing anything, is clearly a contradiction with the idea of an “Intelligent Designer.”

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TAGGED: Intelligent Design, DNA, Junk DNA, Creationism