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ID the Future Podcasting on Intelligent Design and Evolution
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Genetics Junkies: Exploring Junk DNA

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Casey Luskin
Duration
00:07:39
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On today’s episode of ID The Future, CSC’s Casey Luskin delves into the hidden value of so-called junk DNA. Luskin explains that some Darwinian evolutionists were quick to dismiss junk DNA as functionless remnants of evolution, criticizing intelligent design proponents for suggesting that there could be an undiscovered purpose for such genes. Junk DNA has since been found to code for important traits, undermining Darwinist charges that ID impedes rather than advances scientific progress.

Casey Luskin

Casey Luskin is an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law. He conducted geological research at Scripps Institution for Oceanography (1997-2002).
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