HELEN There are a number of evolutionist apologists who, through the years I have been involved with forums, have claimed that God couldn’t have directly created man and the evidence is that there is so much ‘junk’ DNA. Folks, calling it junk was a sign of our ignorance, not an indication of poor design or the lack of man being directly created by God. Recent studies of DNA have shown that without that “junk”, DNA can’t replicate properly. There are also areas which get switched on in times of stress, or sleep deprivation. In other words, we not only have regulators we didn’t know about before, but we have back-up systems for when the regular stuff gets overwhelmed. The most recent article is out of the University of Michigan Health System, and I quote the first part of it here. The public release date was May 12, 2002: Junk DNA is the Rodney Dangerfield of the genetics world. It makes up nearly half of all human DNA, but many scientists dismiss it as useless gibberish. A new study published online today from the June 2002 issue of Nature Genetics, however, suggests that segments of junk DNA called LINE-1 elements deserve more respect. Conducted by scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School and Louisiana State University, the study is the first to show in mammalian cells that some human LINE-1, or L1, elements can jump to chromosomes with broken strands of DNA, slip into the break and repair the damage. So we now not only have junk DNA as regulators and back-up mechanisms, but as repairmen as well. We were directly created. DNA does not have lots of junk in it, and it is very possible that the ‘mistakes’ we ‘share’ with the apes and such are not mistakes at all, but simply something we don’t know enough about yet. In short? It’s still safe to trust the Bible. God not only knew what He was doing during creation, but He knew how to communicate it to us quite clearly as well.