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In his latest stunner, David Klinghoffer manages to skillfully tie together the recent death of Osama bin Laden and the Discovery Institute‘s bizarre claim that There’s No Such Thing as Junk DNA. We’ll get to bin Laden in a minute, but first, dear reader, it’s vital for you to understand that there can’t be any junk DNA, because the existence of debris in the genome offends the Discoveroids’ concept of an all-wise Designer — blessed be he!The Discoveroids have leaped upon recent research (not conducted by them, of course) showing that some tiny segments of previously unexplored DNA have some function. From there they’ve leaped to the wild conclusion that there isn’t any junk DNA, which “proves” that the handiwork of the Designer is perfect and free of flaws. Not only are they no kin to no monkey, but they ain’t got no junk DNA either.
GOP targets Legacy funds for MPR, artsHouse Republicans are reexamining state funding for some key arts and cultural heritage groups -- a move that may take political aim at Minnesota Public Radio, the Minnesota Zoo and other entities that have gotten special appropriations.(...)Dean also singled out a $45,000 payment of Legacy money that was made last year to science fiction writer Neil Gaiman for a four-hour speaking appearance. Dean said that Gaiman, "who I hate," was a "pencil-necked little weasel who stole $45,000 from the state of Minnesota."