Book Review: Genetic Entropy
This was formerly titled Genetic Entropy & the Mystery of the Genome but now has a new cover and a shorter name. It is a brilliant book written by geneticist John Sanford and includes a wealth of information detailing our genetic decay.
To me, this book presents one of the most powerful refutations of the false idea of evolution. It also explains how people like Noah, Adam, Methuselah, and others could have lived for so many years. It makes sense from a genetic standpoint, and the book has helpful charts to help understand it. The book is fairly technical, and I think it would be helpful to have at least some general knowledge of genetics and biology before reading it.
The basic idea of evolution (an ancient pagan belief that has been made "scientific" by people who refuse to acknowledge God) is that mutations in DNA plus natural selection, cause organisms to change and advance over time into entirely different organisms. It's absurd in the highest degree, but what Dr. Sanford shows is that the ~300 mutations per person per generation are always deleterious or "neutral" and cannot possibly lead to an increase in useful genetic information.
What Dr. Sanford shows is that mankind is slowly deteriorating on a genetic level. It affirms exactly what the Bible tells us, and exposes the lies of evolution.
In an interview, Dr. Sanford said, "The problem of genetic entropy (genomes are all degenerating), is powerful evidence that life and mankind must be young. Genetic entropy is probably also the fundamental underlying mechanism explaining the extinction process. Extinctions in the past and in the present can best be understood, not in terms of environmental change, but in terms of mutation accumulation. All this is consistent with a miraculous beginning, a young earth, and a perishing earth—which “will wear out like a garment” (Hebrews 1:11). Only the touch of the Creator can make all things new.
It's been a few years since I read this book, but I highly recommend it.