That’s all I could think of when I read the article in Scientific Amerian (December 2010) entitled “The Importance of Junk DNA” by Melinda Moyer. She says:
“Genes make up only about two percent of the human genome. The rest was for many years ignored as ‘junk DNA.’ But over the past decade biologists have come to understand this space is an incredibly important part of the genetic code, home to a vast treasure trove of information that controls how genes behave.”
New Testament writer, Peter was s-o-o-o-o-o right when he warned us that scoffers would come in the last days who were “willingly ignorant” of the creation, (see Creation Seminar Parts 1 and 2) the flood, (see Creation Seminar Part 6) and the coming judgment (2 Peter 3:3-9).
The very idea that humans, or any living creatures for that matter, have “junk DNA” comes from the faulty starting point many modern biologists use. They are generally trained to believe the ridiculous evolution theory that says man is a result of a long upward climb from single celled creatures and is only here due a random arrangement of molecules. We are just “lucky mud” according to the evolution theory. Given that starting point in their thinking, it’s no wonder they think we have “junk DNA.” I’m glad Melinda is starting to see the light! I cover the “junk DNA issue” on Creation Seminar Part 4.
Can you imagine if they instead, started with the assumption that an all-wise, all-powerful Creator designed us as well as everything else in the universe from the micro-cosm to the macro-cosm? What a difference THAT philosophy would give them. That starting point would help them in their research! They would see that the original design was perfect and that we today, being a copy, off of a copy, off of a copy… of Adam, should be expected to have a few flaws but are still simply amazing!
The little flaws that have crept in since the creation due to a wide variety of factors are really pretty minor. If they would only start with creation thinking instead of evolution they would see that man was created perfect and marred by a fall and 6,000 years of sin and genetic decay. Maybe someday, mainstream biologists will finally be willing to admit with David the Psalmist, “I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:4).
When I stop and ponder how perfect Adam and Eve were, I can’t help but wonder what’s next! In 1 John 3:2 we read, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”
With all the aches and pains that have crept into this body in just 58 years, I hope it’s not too much longer! I’m s-o-o-o-o-o ready for the Lord to come back and set up His kingdom on this earth! (Matthew 6:10). Read Revelation 21 for a little taste of what’s coming for God’s kids! If you are not sure you are going to Heaven please see our article on How to Be Saved.