Reports of junk DNA's 'demise' were based on junky logic and dubious definitions

By Tom Siegfried, 09:30 AM April 8, 2013

Science is an oddly successful enterprise. On the whole, it provides an impressive guide to reality. From antibiotics and atomic bombs to laser beams and X-rays, science enables humans to forge powerful tools from nature’s secrets.

Yet many aspects of science are deeply flawed, from the politicization of research funding to widespread misuse of math in analyzing data.

In this respect science is not so different from human biology. Magnificent organisms capable of composing symphonies, calc...

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