Introns Can Regulate Gene Expressionnew research is finding yet more ways that the so-called junk DNA is, in fact, functional. This time it is the introns which have been found to help with regulation of gene expression. As one of the researchers explained:
This discovery, involving what was previously referred to as "junk," opens up a new level of gene expression control that could also play a role in the development of many other tissue types. Our observations were quite surprising and they open entirely new avenues for potential treatments in diverse diseases including cancers and leukemias.
But as we explained, not only does Graur’s claim vastly underestimate the malleability of evolutionary theory—evolutionists could easily accommodate a largely functional genome—it will never even be tested.
For evolutionists will never allow the genome to be viewed as functional or mostly functional, no matter what the evidence. Instead, any and all functions—and there will be many—for “junk” DNA will never alter its status of junk but merely will be viewed as lucky function which the “junk” DNA happened to stumble upon.
As with the so-called vestigial structures—another evolutionary construct—function is, ultimately, irrelevant. A structure is “vestigial,” or DNA is “junk,” not by virtue of any objective criterion dealing with function, but because evolutionists say so.
Evolutionary conclusions are driven by evolutionary assumptions, not by the evidence. Junk DNA does not support the claims of evolution; rather, evolution supports the claims of junk.
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