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Salvo 33

Salvo 33

Column: Operation ID — Topic: IDSalvo #33

The ENCODE Embroilment, Part III

Evolution Proves Our Genome Is Junky . . . Which Proves Evolution . . . by Casey Luskin

The ENCODE project presented strong, experimentally derived evidence that the vast majority of our genome has important biochemical functions, but the specific functions of most of our six billion nucleotides have yet to be determined. Perhaps a hundred years from now molecular biologists will have these puzzles largely solved. But our present ignorance leaves enough ambiguity for some evolutionary biologists to hide out in the hope that the bulk of our genome may still turn out to be junk. . . .


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