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07-22-2011 10:34 AM
A rising trend among creationists/intelligent design advocates is to imply, or state outright, that all DNA (i.e., junk DNA/noncoding DNA) has function. While this is already demonstrably untrue, many such folk maintain this line, including Jonathan Wells in his new book, 'The Myth of Junk DNA'.
On a related note, it is claimed by YEC/IDC 'information' types that functional DNA possesses CSI, and further they claim that CSI is indicative of creation/design. Further, I have been told by a YEC that CSI is determined by calculating the Shannon information of the DNA sequence (which is a function of its number of base pairs) and adding its 'meaning' which is premised on its function (I've been trying to get creationist information types to tell me how to quantify 'meaning' for some time, but to no avail).
Taking the YEC/IDC position to its logical conclusion, this must mean that an organism with a genome larger than humans possess more CSI than humans do.
Thus, the marbled lungfish, with a genome of 133 billion bps, has ~44 times the CSI that humans do (if YEC/IDCs are correct).
Which means that the Creator/Designer put more effort into creating them than us.
How can YEC/IDCs reconcile this with their beliefs that humans are 'special'?
I mean without special pleading....