Darwinism against science
The Darwinian paradigm, with its exorcism of intelligent causes, may in fact
retard scientific pursuits in some areas. As mentioned in the previous chapter,
Darwinists believed that much of DNA is “junk” (nonfunctional) because it is
the remains of previously functioning DNA from earlier stages of evolution.
This would fit the Darwinist model. However, one who believes the genetic code
was designed, would have more
incentive to scientifically investigate whether or not this DNA is truly junk,
since the assumption would be that it probably serves some purpose. The same
holds true for supposedly vestigial organs, as discussed in the previous
chapter. As noted in the previous chapter, Darwinian anthropologists have
repeatedly been too eager to confirm human evolution and have jumped to
unreasonable conclusions. Moreover, a plethora of scientists have been
fruitfully motivated to find design patterns in nature precisely because of
their antecedent belief that some design was forthcoming.