Heh, heh, when it comes to the gods, GS, I take most seriously those who say there are many and that they are crazy. I distrust those who say there is only one, omnipotent (male) god who I must enslave myself to, and carry a book around. I don't trust book-carrying people, sorry.
When I see someone carrying a book, I run the other way.
"Junk DNA" probably means "I haven't figured this stuff out yet, so I'll dismiss its importance and claim that everyone is basically the same, because that will ensure my tenure."
BTW, when my grandfather came to this country (USA), his "race" was listed as "Irish," and his color "white." So when the census dude came around to me and asked for my race, I told him "Irish." He didn't like that answer (despite the fact that he's supposed to accept whatever the respondent tells him), and asked again, so I responded along the lines of "My grandfather's race was listed as 'Irish,' and if it was good enough for my grandfather, then it's good enough for me." He grudgingly accepted that. LOL
Race used to mean something more along the lines of ethnicity/nationality/tribe. Lately it has come to basically mean skin color, which is ridiculous and will some day be seen as such.