I recall that in his 11/6/10 critique of the RTB Creation Model, Dennis Venema made a then valid observation that “Unitary pseudogenes remain highly problematic for RTB, and becoming vague on this point does not overcome the difficulty they pose for the RTB model.”
I’m wondering if this critique still stands, or perhaps needs to be revised, in light of this 5/8/19 observation by Fazale Rana concerning unitary pseudogenes’ functionality:
“Creationists and intelligent design proponents had little to offer by way of evidence for the intentional design of genomes. But all this changed with the discovery that virtually every class of junk DNA has function, including all three types of pseudogenes (processed, duplicated, and unitary).
If junk DNA is functional, then the sequences previously thought to show common descent could be understood as shared designs . The competitive endogenous RNA hypothesis supports this interpretation. This model provides an elegant rationale for the structural similarity between gene-pseudogene pairs and also makes sense of the widespread presence of unitary pseudogenes in genomes.”