“Putting thousands of animals aboard the Ark could have had a dual purpose. Not only did it preserve their lives, but also it would probably allow transfer of genetic material and/or activation of latent genes simultaneously in all land animals. Under the relatively crowded Ark conditions, transfer of genetic material from one species to another through broad host range viruses, parasitic mites or fleas would be facilitated. This might have produced a distribution of AGEs in species in such a way as to defy evolutionary phylogeny, as is seen for the Tc1/mariner family and in the gypsy family of retrotransposons.”
That isn’t science...
It’s called speculation. They nevertheless predicted that Junk DNA would turn out to be functional DNA, as did the IDers.
re: “Junk” DNA
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No, it’s not science. It’s total rubbish.
Anyone who thinks genetic material is transmitted by fleas should consider the dog.
Labeling something *junk* just because you don’t immediately see a use for something isn’t science either.