Nested Coding in DNA is Evidence of Design

Source: "BioEssays Editor: “‘Junk’ DNA… Full of Information!” Including Genome-Sized “Genomic Code”," Evolution News & Science Today, 18 November 2019.

"The paper finds that our DNA contains overlapping layered “’dual-function’ pieces of information,” including a “genomic code” that spans virtually the entire genome in order to “defin[e] the shape and compaction of DNA into the highly-condensed form known as ‘chromatin.’” "

"And what if it [this other code] were doing something in three dimensions as well as the two dimensions of the ATGC code?"

"One of the intriguing things about DNA sequences is that a single sequence can “encode” more than one piece of information depending on what is “reading” it and in which direction — viral genomes are classic examples in which genes read in one direction to produce a given protein overlap with one or more genes read in the opposite direction (i.e., from the complementary strand of DNA) to produce different proteins."

" “DNA sequences are typically ‘poly-functional’” with “overlapping protein-coding sequences” which “can contribute to multiple overlapping codes simultaneously.” But the likelihood of producing such information-rich, tightly constrained sequences by chance is exceedingly low: “it is difficult to understand how poly-functional DNA could arise through random isolated mutations.” "

"So here’s what we have: evolutionary scientists proposing that most of our genome’s sequence has functional importance because it carries a genomic code, controlling the three-dimensional packing in the nucleus. This code even “overlaps” with the genetic code in protein-coding DNA. Such a perspective directly contradicts the evolutionary paradigm of a genome flooded with junk."

Source: David Klinghoffer, "Meyer on “Nested Coding”: Another Successful Design Prediction," Evolution News & Science Today, 7 January 2020.

"Overlapping genes, or “nested coding,” was anticipated by microbiologist Siegfried Scherer, as Meyer points out. Why? Because human coders layer codes on top of codes, for various reasons including improved storage. Therefore a designing agent, operating behind the veil of biology, would likely do so as well."

"It also, in itself, poses a knotty problem for unguided evolution. Says Meyer, “This would be very difficult to explain by random mutation and natural selection because if you randomly mutate one message you are going to invariably destroy the other one if it’s layered on top.” Intelligent action, with the benefit of foresight, could solve the problem. But an unintelligent process could not."

As long predicted, the so-called "junk DNA" really does have a purpose, but we are only just getting to the point of being able to understand the purpose. Overlapping and multi-dimensional coding in the DNA also means that random chance could not create these functioning sequences. A change in one sequence coding is likely to impact several other sequences.

"I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth" (Psalms 139:14-15).

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