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John C. Sanford

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John C. Sanford (born 1950) is an American plant geneticist and young earth creationist.


Sanford has BSc in horticulture and an MSc and PhD in plant genetics. He was an assistant professor of Horticultural Sciences at Cornell University, and from 1986 to 1998 was an associate professor of Horticultural Science. He retired 1998 but continues at Cornell as a courtesy associate professor. He has published over 70 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals.[1][2]


He argued for devolution in his book Genetic Entropy & the Mystery of the Genome (2005).[3] The book has gone through three editions.


  1. John C. Sanford at the New York STate Agricultural Experiment Station
  2. Profile for John C. Sanford
  3. Sanford, John C. (2005). Genetic Entropy & the Mystery of the Genome. Ivan Press. ISBN 978-1-59919-002-0