Monday, November 11, 2013

Genetic Entropy & The Mystery of the Genome by Dr. J.C. Sanford

book cover
Genetic Entropy & The Mystery of the Genome
by Dr. J.C. Sanford

ISBN: 9780981631608
Trade Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Feed My Sheep Foundation, Inc.
Released: March 1, 2008

Source: Bought through the Answers in Genesis bookstore.

Book Description, Modified from Amazon:
Dr. John Sanford, a retired Cornell Professor, examines the "Primary Axiom." The Primary Axiom is the foundational evolutionary premise -- that life is merely the result of mutations and natural selection. In addition to showing compelling theoretical evidence that whole genomes must in fact degenerate over time, this book strongly refutes the Darwinian concept that man is just the result of a random and pointless natural process. This is an updated version of the October 2005 edition and includes both a new appendix and glossary.

My Review:
Genetic Entropy & The Mystery of the Genome is essentially a science book looking at how genomes degenerate over time and how this is a problem for macro-evolution theory. He started off with a fairly basic explanation of how mutations and natural selection are supposed to create new, beneficial information. I think anyone could follow this. He then delved into the reality of genetic mutations and how even a beneficial mutation wouldn't survive the overall degeneration of the genome to do any good.

Even as someone who took some college level biology and genetics classes, I had to concentrate hard to follow all of what he was saying. It helped that he'd use common-place analogies to explain his point for a lay person, but I think you have to be very interested in the topic to read it completely through. It'll probably most appeal to those who work with genetics or in biology.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

No comments: