The Discovery TV aired on April 9, 2003 a program entitled “DNA: The Promise or the Price? Episode II.” Its subject was DNA research and new encouraging developments in the field of medicine. However, it also contained a biased evolutionist claim about DNA. This article will reveal that the evolutionists “useless DNA” contention is erroneous.
The Evolutionists “Blank” Insistence On The Discovery Channel
In the Discovery TV’s “DNA: The Promise or the Price? Episode II” program was a fossilized claim of the evolution propaganda placed among the information on DNA being provided: “Void DNA”. It was stated that our DNA is packed with useless sequences, the majority of which, it was claimed, being remnants of our evolutionary past.
As we know the Genome project, started in the year 2000, aimed to map our entire DNA and it has completed 99% thereof to date. Thanks to this project, the understanding of human nature’s complexity and perfection was made easier. To date we only know our DNA code’s sequence of the letters making up the code. What function these encoded sequences fulfill in our bodies is unknown with a few exceptions. We are aware of 35 thousand or 3% of the DNA sequence or genes in the overall total of 3 billion, which make up our DNA code. So what does the great remainder of the DNA sequence actually do? At this point, the evolutionists take to the stage with an interesting claim about this unknown quantity. They insist that between the known genes in the sequences of DNA there are large sections without a purpose or, in other words, “junk DNA” and that these are “fossilized genes” which have become obsolete in millions of years of (imaginary) evolution. This though is a hasty conclusion which is being eroded by the day in the face of newly emerging scientific data.
As aforementioned, genetics is yet in its infancy with regards to discovering the specific genetic functions of DNA. Ongoing research continues to reveal that these “junk DNA” sections play vital roles and the Science magazine editor, Richard Stone says in this respect:
Although minisatellites were once dismissed as “junk DNA,” evidence is mounting that they affect gene transcription and are linked with disease predisposition.” (Richard Stone, DNA Mutations Linked to Soviet Bomb Tests, Science, Vol. 295, Number 5557, Issue of 8 Feb 2002, p. 946)
And evolutionist scientist Evan Eichler writes with regards to the DNA sections referred to as “junk”:
The term “junk DNA” is a reflection of our ignorance. (Service, R.F., Vogel, G, Science, February 16, 2001)
The expression “junk DNA” originates in ignorance and is dropped even by evolutionists in the light of new discoveries. We advise the Discovery channel to abandon false theories for actual knowledge and to educate society with correct information.