Almost all the early transgenic crops were transformed with the gene gun – especially corn and soybeans.
Dr John Sanford, a former Cornell University Professor, is well known in genetic engineering circles as the co-inventor of the ‘gene gun’ approach to genetic engineering of plants. This technology has had a major impact on agriculture around the world.
For Christians, Dr Sanford is a prime example of how the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit transforms our lives as we submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Christianity is not a democracy it’s a Kingdom. Jesus taught us to pray to our Heavenly Father, “Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.
See what Dr Sanford has to say, “I came to believe in God but this still did not significantly change my intellectual outlook on origins. I accepted evolution. However thankfully, the Holy Spirit transformed my mind as I submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. This included how I viewed science and history. I would not say science led me to the Lord which is the experience of some. Rather, I would just say that the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to see God as creator – I was blind and gradually I could see. On a personal level, this was a time of spiritual awakening, but professionally I remained ‘in the closet’. I felt the need to take a temporary leave from academia and institutional science because of the tension and enormous hostility I sensed from my academic colleagues. In the current intellectual climate to reject evolutionary theory has the appearance of rejecting science itself. This is totally upside down”.
Professor Sanford is back and he considers that whilst his ‘gene gun’ success was a special blessing, it only paved the way for his current work “which I consider much more important”.
His ground breaking book GENETIC ENTROPY and the MYSTERY of the GENOME traces the history of human genetic decline due to mutations in our DNA. The evidence is startling because it refutes conventional dates for alleged human evolution.
All of the problems with evolutionary theory as outlined in GENETIC ENTROPY and the MYSTERY of the GENOME have now been rigorously proven using numerical simulation by scientists, Dr John Baumgardner, Dr Wesley Brewer, Dr Paul Gibson and Walter ReMine M.S using ‘Mendel’s Accountant’, a state of the art computer analytical tool for genetic systems which they had developed.
1. Mutations arise faster than selection can eliminate them.
2. Mutations are overwhelmingly too subtle to be selectable.
3.”Biological noise” and “survival of the luckiest” overwhelm selection.
4. Bad mutations are physically linked to good mutations, so they cannot be separated in inheritance. The result is that all higher genomes degenerate. Genetic Entropy is no doubt the underlying mechanism explaining the extinction process (mutation accumulation).
These findings have been widely reported and Mendel’s Accountant is available for free download to assist any scientist interested in furthering knowledge in this field.
Dr Sanford’s second book outlining these findings “Genetic Entropy and Mendel’s Accountant is expected to be published shortly.
For more information on Dr John Sanford and to get a copy of his book visit http://www.creation.com