It is truly remarkable, an embarrassment to the stifling nature of evolutionary thinking, that anyone ever entertained the idea that the only DNA worth talking about was DNA that coded for proteins. Even with the proliferation of functions for non-coding DNA, we still hear regular pronouncements from the purveyors of the materialist creation myth that “yes, there may be some function for non-coding DNA, but most of it is still junk.”We need to preserve these comments for posterity just in case our genome actually turns out to be full of junk as most knowledgeable scientists believe. At that point, probably within a few years, the world will see that an important prediction of "prominent ID proponents" was falsified.
The whole idea of pervasive junk in our DNA is so naive and absurd as to boggle the mind. Thankfully, the trajectory of the evidence is clearly trending toward a more rational and complete assessment of DNA. Yes, hindsight is 20/20, and soon enough every biologist worth her salt will claim that she “always knew” that most DNA had function. But let us not forget that there were a few lone voices, including prominent ID proponents, long arguing for pervasive function — in the face of ridicule and the stifling, science-limiting attitude of the Darwin establishment about their beloved icon of “junk” DNA.
Meanwhile, let's hope they keep digging.
1. Nobody seems to know much about him. I'm guessing that he's an engineer.