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ENCODE Project Finds Mass Functionality for “Junk” DNA

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587
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Casey Luskin
Duration
00:14:37
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On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze and Casey Luskin discuss the recent findings of the ENCODE Project, which has declared so-called “junk” DNA to be anything but. Much of the DNA that was previously supposed to be useless genetic material left over from random mutations that have been acted upon by natural selection, have now been found to perform several vital functions — just as intelligent design proponents have been predicting for years. What does this mean for intelligent design, and for Darwinian evolution?

To learn more, pick up a copy of Jonathan Wells’ Myth of Junk DNA.

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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ENCODE project
Junk DNA