The ENCODE Embroilment, Part IV

Rewriting History Won't Erase Bad Evolutionary Predictions

While many evolutionists adamantly maintain that the vast majority of the human genome is junk, even in the face of the ENCODE consortium's compelling experimental results, others have tried hedging their bets by embracing ENCODE's research. In fact, some of the latter even attempt to revise history by claiming that evolutionary biology expected all along to find what ENCODE found: mass functionality in the human genome.

Others are more forthright. They don't deny evolutionary biology's bad predictions, and they admit that new models are needed to accommodate ENCODE's data. In other words, they accept ENCODE's conclusions and admit they can't explain them in evolutionary terms.

This final...


is a senior editor of Salvo and is co-founder of the Intelligent Design & Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Center and Program Officer in Public Policy and Legal Affairs at the Discovery Institute.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #34, Fall 2015 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |


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