Sorry Urb, but there is absolutely no evidence that the genome is 99% functional. This is the usual hyperbolic extrapolation of reality your side is famous for.<quoted text>
There are numerous examples of repeated sequences in nature and in the arts and music. For example, most music has a beat and tempo that is repeated throughout the composition. Without that beat, the music wouldn't make any sense. Perhaps it is the same with genetics. Maybe the long repeats act as a counter for timing of development stages. The pattern has been for scientists to discover new function where they previously did not believe any to exist. The latest research suggests that the genome is 99% functional. Very little for protein coding and the rest for all sorts of controls.
The ENCODE scientists have identified useful function for 8-9% of the genome and estimate useful function for up to 20%, possibly up to 50% At the same time, they see up to 80% of the genome doing "something" (not 99%!), but in most cases that "something" is useless transcription of RNA sequences that are immediately broken down with no further effect. Often generated by useless elements such as pseudogenes and ERVs.
As an evolutionist, actually my question is why more of that useless activity has not been weeded out by natural selection. But as a Designer, your problem is far more difficult, as you have to explain why God was such a bungler.