For decades evolutionists have been trying to tell us the human genome was mostly filled with so-called “junk DNA”. There were two reasons for this. First, it appeared the number of proteins generated by our DNA was far less than the number that should be generated based on the amount of DNA and the average size of a protein. Second, their explanation was the junk DNA was left over from the trial and error and dead-ends of our supposed evolution. When I first heard of “junk DNA” in the early 1990’s I thought it was a bit odd.
As a creation scientist, by the mid-1990’s I was making public statements that there was no such thing as junk DNA, based on my model of human origins; humans DO NOT evolve from primordial soup, but were created by God. The logical extension of that model is that most, if not all, DNA was created with a purpose. What evolutionists were calling “junk DNA” was because of ignorance, not evolution. A few years later I modified my hypothesis and stated most of the unknown DNA was the instruction set for what the body should do with the proteins after they have been made. The ENCODE project just released its results a few weeks ago and basically said the predictions of creation scientists were correct. See the USA Today article.
Here’s a quote from the end of the article.
“Although the ENCODE results suggest that at least 80% of “junk” DNA actually plays a role in controlling other genes, Birney believes that more likely nearly 100% of it will prove to have a purpose, and many more regulatory genes await discovery.”
Written by Dr. Al Gotch