This is not true. The ENCODE project has shown that over 80% of human DNA has biochemical function, and the rest may be like a computer’s “operating system.” 1
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Meyer, S. C. (2013). Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life And the Case for Intelligent Design. New York: HarperOne.
- Meyer, 2013, p. 401: “The ENCODE project and other recent research in genomics have confirmed this prediction. As the lead article in Nature reported, ENCODE has “enabled us to assign biochemical functions for 80 percent of the genome in particular outside of the well-studied protein-coding regions.” Other research in genomics has shown that, overall, the noncoding regions of the genome function much like the operating system in a computer. Indeed, the noncoding regions of the genome direct the timing and regulate the expression of the data modules or coding regions of the genome, in addition to possessing myriad other functions. Before ENCODE, neo-Darwinists would often ask: If the information in DNA provides such compelling evidence for the activity of a designing intelligence, why is over 90 percent of the genome composed of functionless nonsense sequences? The latest genomics research now provides a ready answer to this question: it isn’t.” ↩