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Genetic Entropy by [Sanford, John]
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About the Author

Dr. John Sanford has been a Cornell University Professor for more than 30 years. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in the area of plant breeding and plant genetics. While a professor at Cornell, John trained graduate students and conducted genetic research at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY.

At Cornell, John bred new crop varieties using conventional breeding and then became heavily involved in the newly-emerging field of plant genetic engineering. John has published over 100 scientific publications and has been granted several dozen patents. His most significant scientific contributions during the first half of his career involved three inventions: the biolistic ("gene gun") process, pathogen-derived resistance, and genetic immunization. A large fraction of the transgenic crops (in terms of numbers and acreage) grown in the world today were genetically engineered using the gene gun technology developed by John and his collaborators. John also started two biotech enterprises derived from his research, Biolistics, Inc., and Sanford Scientific, Inc.

John still holds a position at Cornell (Courtesy Associate Professor), but has largely retired from Cornell and has started a small non-profit organization, Feed My Sheep Foundation (FMS). Through FMS, John has conducted research in the areas of theoretical genetics and bioinformatics for the last 14 years. This book was the "first fruits" of those efforts.

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  • File Size: 3318 KB
  • Print Length: 245 pages
  • Publisher: FMS Publications; 4 edition (February 23, 2015)
  • Publication Date: February 23, 2015
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  • Language: English
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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.
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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.
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"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.
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"Genetic Entropy 4th Edition” by John C. Sanford:

We each choose to place our faith and trust in something, even the Atheists.

Some Atheists place all of their hope, faith, and trust in things that are impossible and cannot exist here in a mortal world like this one – things like macro-evolution and spontaneous generation. Placing one’s faith and trust in macro-evolution and spontaneous generation is exactly the same thing as placing one’s faith and trust in magic. Yet, many Atheists do this by deliberately developing a blind faith in macro-evolution and spontaneous generation. The Atheists and Evolutionists desperately want these things to be true, so they take them on blind faith, even though science and scientists have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that macro-evolution and spontaneous generation are impossible here in our world.

Other Atheists place all of their hope, trust, and faith into natural processes that are not sufficient enough or powerful enough or intelligent enough to create new information and new life – things like random chance, natural selection, and mutations.

This book, “Genetic Entropy”, explains scientifically how natural selection and mutations are incapable of creating new information and new life, and this book makes it clear that natural selection and mutations are slowly leading us to extinction instead. Natural selection and random mutations are indeed capable of degeneration and indeed capable of causing our extinction; but, they are incapable of creating new programming information, new genetic information, and new life forms.

Many Atheists and Evolutionists have placed all of their faith, hope, and trust in what this book calls the “Primary Axiom”.
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