1. You need to stop equating "science" with "evolution"<quoted text>
So at least in that one paragraph from Ga Tech, it appears that this is an example of science correcting itself:
“Transposable elements were once considered ‘junk DNA’ with little or no function. Now it appears that they may be one of the major reasons why we are so different from chimpanzees.”
Finally, the fact that we once called noncoding DNA (including ERVs) "Junk DNA", does nothing to refute the use of ERVs as evidence of common descent.
2. Functionality of ERV'S demolishes the paradigm that they represent random parasitic infections. What
you're left with is only molecular homology... Which definitely does not prove common descent because
It is entirely predictive of intelligent design. It also destroys the long held idea by evolutionists that
a hodgepodge of random mutations can produce anything purposeful. Many geneticists believe hat 100% of
DNA Is functional.