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|Quote (Tracy P. Hamilton @ May 03 2011,16:33)|
|Jonathan Wells has a new book out:|
And already these bomba-Osama-no-thanky-Obama characters have hopped on teh Amazon! (Amazon.com, that is.)
Naturally Gnus and Snooze offers a peeky at the introduction:
|That view has turned out to be spectacularly wrong. Since 1990--and especially after completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003--many hundreds of articles have appeared in the scientific literature documenting the various functions of non-protein coding DNA, and more are being published every week. |
Ironically, even after evidence for the functionality of non-protein coding DNA began flooding into the scientific literature, some leading apologists for Darwinian evolution ratcheted up claims that "junk DNA" provides evidence for their theory and evidence against intelligent design. Since 2004, biologists Richard Dawkins, Douglas Futuyma, Kenneth Miller, Jerry Coyne and John Avise have published books using this argument. So have philosopher of science Philip Kitcher and historian of science Michael Shermer. So has Francis Collins, former head of the Human Genome Project and present director of the National Institutes of Health, despite the fact that he co-authored some of the scientific articles providing evidence against "junk DNA."
These authors claim to speak for "science," but they have actually been promoting an anti-scientific myth that ignores the evidence and relies on theological speculations instead. For the sake of science, it's time to expose the myth for what it is.
Okay, let's take this at face value: And how many hundreds of articles have been "flooding" the scientific literature documenting the supposed veracity of intelligent design? Well, we all know the answer, folks - zippity doo-dah. So suddenly they put their trust in the evidence, now?
Whereas, there have also been a flood of papers, some of them dumped under Behe's nose at the Kitzmiller trial, documenting the evolution of the bacterial flagellum, and what did Behe, Dembski & the other ID merry men say to that?
Dear John - go look in the mirror, buddy.
Which came first: the shimmy, or the hip?
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