Joined: Oct. 2012
|Quote (rossum @ Oct. 04 2012,07:04)|
|Quote (Bebbo62 @ Oct. 04 2012,04:54)|
|Junk DNA is only a prediction of ID if you make assumptions about the designer and the kind of design it employed.|
Correct. I tend to phrase it as a question to the ID person quoting the 'prediction': "Why is it not possible for the ID designer to make a genome with a high percentage of useless DNA?"
I worked on some software many years ago which had redundant code in it that was never called or was unreachable. That may be rare rather than common in software, but logically there's no reason why a designer wouldn't create something with non-functional elements.
Of course, Dembski would never commit to a particular design hypothesis because that wouldn't leave him with wiggle room later on.