The WSJ article is: Groupthink Science And That 'Junk DNA'.
Anyone with even the slightest understanding of the evolutionary process knows that evolution is too relentlessly efficient to have allowed most, or even large sections, of DNA to be "junk" ("'Junk DNA' Theory Debunked," U.S. News, Sept. 6). Any intelligent scientist would have simply said, "I don't know."This is exactly backwards, in my opinion. The real problem is that many scientists think, incorrectly, that natural selection would have removed all junk DNA so they are looking for reasons why it isn't junk. If they can't find evidence then they just make up a story or re-define the word "function." They don't have even the slightest understanding of evolution, just like Tom Shillock.
Unfortunately, this says something important about the quality of contemporary Ph.Ds. Groupthink has become pervasive in part because of how research is now financed: grants. The disillusioning sociological aspects of scientific research that Thomas Kuhn identified more than four decades ago have become more pronounced, not less.
UPDATE: Shapiro and Sternberg Anticipated the Fall of Junk DNA.