"Junk DNA" is one of the myths that the Darwinist dogma has
imposed onto biological literature. The term refers to the sections of
DNA that is assumed to have no function at all. Evolutionists use this
assumption to support their false view that humans and all other living
being are the products of a blind and accidental process of evolution.
However, studies in the recent years show that the term "Junk DNA"
is a great misconception. Important functions of the so-called called
"junk" parts of DNA are discovered and the whole concept of
"Junk DNA" turns out to be the manifestation of ignorance.
The recent blow to the myth of "Junk DNA" came from a study
about the cohesin-containing proteins. In Science Daily, in an article
titled "Essential Cell Division "Zipper" Anchors To
So-Called Junk DNA", the following is reported:
In a new study in the August 29 issue of Nature,
researchers at The Wistar Institute identify a cohesin-containing protein
complex that reshapes chromatin to allow cohesins to bind to DNA. In doing
so, they also identified the locations on the human genome where the cohesins
bind. Somewhat to their surprise, the binding sites were found to be
a repetitive DNA sequence found throughout the human genome for which
no previous role had ever been identified. These bits of DNA, known
as Alu sequences, are liberally represented along those vast stretches
of the human genome not known to directly control genetic activity, sometimes
referred to as junk DNA.
"One thing that interested us is that there are 500
thousand to 1 million Alu repeats across the human genome," says
Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D., an associate professor at The Wistar Institute
and senior author on the Nature study. "These sequences are
very common. And this makes sense if one of their roles is to bind to
the bridging proteins, the cohesins, to keep the replicated DNA sisters
together until it is time for them to separate. Multiple bridging sites
throughout the DNA would be needed for this system to work. They couldn't
be unique sequences." 1
The concept of "Junk DNA" is very similar to the concept of
"vestigial organs", a rotten argument put forward by Darwinist
more than a century ago. It was an attractive story: As evolutionists
would have it, there existed in the bodies of some creatures a number
of non-functional organs. These had been inherited from progenitors and
had gradually become vestigial from lack of use.
The whole assumption was quite unscientific, and was based entirely on
insufficient knowledge. These "non-functional organs" were in
fact organs whose "functions had not yet been discovered."
The best indication of this was the gradual yet substantial decrease
in evolutionists' long list of vestigial organs. The list of human "vestigial
organs" was made by the German Anatomist R. Wiedersheim in 1895 included
approximately 100 organs, including the appendix and coccyx. As science
progressed, it was discovered that all of the organs in Wiedersheim's
list in fact had very important functions. For instance, it was discovered
that the appendix, which was supposed to be a "vestigial organ,"
was in fact a lymphoid organ that fought infections in the body.
"Junk DNA" is the modern version of the old "vestigial
organs" argument. And it is as flawed as that.
The truth is that, there exists no vestigial organs or "Junk DNA"
in the human body, since human beings did not evolve from other creatures
as a result of chance, but were created in their current, complete, and