Qty:1
  • List Price: $25.00
  • Save: $3.11 (12%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Usually ships within 1 to 3 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Genetic Entropy & The... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by GoodwillSC
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Used - Very Good
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Genetic Entropy & The Mystery of the Genome Paperback – March, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0981631608 ISBN-10: 0981631606 Edition: 3rd

Buy New
Price: $21.89
22 New from $20.23 11 Used from $17.89
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, March, 2008
$21.89
$20.23 $17.89
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Frequently Bought Together

Genetic Entropy & The Mystery of the Genome + Darwin on Trial
Price for both: $33.15

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Holiday Deals in Books
Holiday Deals in Books
Find deals for every reader in the Holiday Deals in Books store, featuring savings of up to 50% on cookbooks, children's books, literature & fiction, and more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: FMS Publications; 3rd edition (March 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981631606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981631608
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #811,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
5 star
32
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
7
See all 43 customer reviews
That's always a sign that a book is really good.
Rich
The rest of the book is a cogent expose of the Neo-Darwinian scenario of random mutation and natural selection.
John C. Landon
Dr John Sanford demonstrates his arguments very clearly.
Mr. Timothy J. Daniels

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

53 of 68 people found the following review helpful By David C. Leaumont on January 4, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
In my time studying genetics, the claims of evolution have never seemed possible. There are so many things that have to occur to create a protein (even more if you want a functioning protein), and there are so many things that can go wrong in protein manufacturing within a cell. So, when I saw Dr. Sanford's book, I had to give it a read to see what he had to say.

Stanford makes a superb case for genetic degradation rather than forward evolution. The author takes Kimura's, and many other noted geneticists' data (he cites Science, Nature and dozens of other peer-reviewed pubs) and instead of sweeping the data under the rug like population geneticists do (see Scientific American here for an example of this:[...] , he takes the data and applies it to evolution. (*Sanford uses more scholarly journals than the popular Sci Amer. I post that simply as a free means to view how population geneticists see the problems and then sweep it.)

Until looking up some of the sources, I was a little worried that Sanford was not making enough of a case for his initial claims. However, after looking at the sources, Sanford is working from widely held experiments. His changes come later in the application of the data. I will say that looking at the application of the data by evolutionary biologists and looking at Sanford's application, Sanford wins the logic test hands down. The only thing he lacks that the scientists he references is that Sanford is not blindly obedient to the Primary Axiom (the idea that mutation and natural selection drives speciation in evolution.) He simply takes that data logically and notes how the data contradicts the postulations of evolution.
Read more ›
6 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
21 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Tim Gilmour on June 30, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book was written for lay people, with simple pictures and analogies, but the scientific argument presented is extremely compelling and extremely relevant to medicine, health policies, and the design-vs-evolution debate.

Our genome is breaking down constantly, and the negative mutations are piling up faster than the positive ones. No known mechanisms of natural selection are sufficient to change this trend. This implies the falseness of the neodarwinist idea that our genome gradually arose over millions of years of random mutations and natural selection. Other proposed mechanisms such as endosymbiosis, gene duplication, synergistic epistasis, etc do not seem able to address the main problem of the degenerating genome, measured in the lab.

The hypothesis of the book continues to be confirmed by the latest scientific research. For example, the Wellcome
Trust Sanger Institute's recent whole-genome study measured approximately 60 new genetic mutations per generation (Nature Genetics, [...]). Two recent papers in Science show that antagonistic epistasis is far more common than synergistic epistasis, meaning that multiple mutations tend to cancel out any beneficial effect of each one individually and leading to "diminishing returns" ([...]).

On the whole, Sanford's book is well worth reading. It demonstrates yet another fatal flaw in the neodarwinian theory of evolution.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By scott on July 28, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Dear Darwin just got it wrong. Man is not becoming more complex, but less complex. This book tells the fact that man and all of nature are in a downward spiral. Even genetics are under the second law of thermal dynamics and nature proves it. Yes the so called "educated" ones will set up their straw man arguments and do double speak so they can avoid the facts, but who can argue with someone who is willingly ignorant of science? Learn why animals have become and are becoming extinct even when they are not being impacted by man. This book is written for the average Joe to be able to read it and share what he has learned with others.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
28 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Helen D. Setterfield on February 7, 2012
Format: Paperback
"Genetic Entropy" has gotten some negative reviews by die-hard evolutionists whose mindsets run along the lines of "My mind is made up; don't disturb me with the facts." Sanford used to be an evolutionist and the facts themselves ended up causing him to swing to creation. Having made that trip myself, some years ago, I can guarantee it is a most difficult trip to make -- were all my teachers wrong, and the television shows, and the magazines? But the facts and the data speak for themselves and that is what Sanford presents here. He is speaking from his own professional field of expertise and he knows what he is talking about. Well worth the read.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
19 of 25 people found the following review helpful By D. Dean on February 15, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As a web designer / developer I work with code all the time. I would never expect random changes to the code of a site to cause the site to evolve into something bigger and better. No, what I'd expect is that the site would gradually deteriorate until it didn't work at all. Some changes could go unnoticed for a period while other changes would cause an immediate white screen of death. If this is true of code used to build websites it seams it would also be true for the code of life. As Dr. Sanford documents, scientists overwhelmingly agree that the human genome is deteriorating, not gradually improving as evolution would suggest. Random changes (mutations) to our code passed on from generation to generation are taking us on a downward track. Natural selection can slow the process but it can't stop it. This of course poses a huge threat to Darwin's theory. Dr. Sanford has proven himself in his field. His accomplishments deserve respect. Those genuinely interested in the debate should be sure to give his finding a hearing.
19 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?