"Egnorance" is the blog of the prominent neuroscientist and pediatric brain surgeon Michael Egnor of SUNY/Stonybrook. Among other things, Dr. Egnor is a fine rhetorician. He has challenged Darwinists to defend their Junk DNA contention after the ENCODE evidence recently published. Not many takers; the Darwinist camp is usually as chattering and clattering as a tree full of Bonobos, but not now.
Egnor renders an especially excellent account of Discovery Institute's well laid markers on this topic. His account of the recent article of James Shapiro about his own contributions to debunking Junk DNA is especially valuable.
"It's worth noting," Egnor write, "that Shapiro's co-author on the ENCODE-vindicated 2005 paper-- Rick von Sternberg-- is the intelligent design scientist who was hounded out of the Smithsonian Institute because he published, in his capacity as a journal editor, a review article by Stephen Meyer of the Discovery Institute on the origin of biological information."
Shapiro is not a proponent of intelligent design, so it's worth noting, too, his academic courage--a rare commodity. Sternberg, of course, is now a fellow of the Biologic Institute.