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Junk DNA and Darwinian Evolution as a Science-Stopper

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66
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Casey Luskin
Duration
00:07:39
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On this episode of ID The Future, Casey Luskin takes a look at so-called ‘junk DNA.’ Over the years, many (though not all) Darwinists have stated that non-coding DNA is not worth exploring because it is thought to be mere evolutionary junk. In 2003, Scientific American explained that “the introns within genes and the long stretches of intergenic DNA between genes, Mattick says, ‘were immediately assumed to be evolutionary junk.’” But, as Luskin reports that fact that ‘junk DNA’ is not junk has emerged not because of evolutionary theory but in spite of it. Perhaps it’s time for a new approach to “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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