December 1ST, 2018
Main Concern: Human Genetic Degeneration
Secondary Concern: Problems with Evolutionary Theory
- A Lecture by Dr. John C. Sanford to the
National Institutes of Health
We watched a YouTube video recording of a guest lecture given November 18, 2018, at the National Institutes of Health by Geneticist, Dr. John Sanford.
About our Speaker: As a Cornell University professor, John has conducted genetic research for over 40 years. This research has resulted in more than 100 scientific publications and several dozen patents. In addition to producing numerous new crop varieties, John's research resulted in new genetic engineering technologies. A large fraction of the transgenic crops grown in the world today involved use of the biolistic “gene gun” process, of which John was the primary inventor. (Dr. Sanford's Biolostic Particle Gun, Prototype III is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.)
John feels his most significant contributions to science have been: 1) the Biolistic Process; 2) the book Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome; 3) Development of Mendel's Accountant (the most advanced and biologically realistic numerical simulation of the mutation/selection process); and (4) the Cornell symposium and subsequently published proceedings entitled Biological Information--New Perspectives. This milestone book is John's most significant contribution to science and is available at BINP.org. A free synopsis/commentary of this publication can be downloaded using the same link. Most recently, John has also co-authored the book, "Contested Bones," a piercing critique of fossils championed as evidence for human evolution.