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In addition to fascinating examples of speciation by mutation and the lesser-known processes of sexual recombination and polyploidy, Howard Stutz examines the evidence from the embryo stages of human beings and other creatures to show how selection and differentiation moved development in certain favored directions while leaving behind evidence of earlier, discarded developments. With rigorous, scientific clarity—but in language accessible to a popular audience—this book proceeds to its conclusion, reached after a lifetime of study: the divine map of creation is one supported by both scientific evidence and scripture.
About the Author: Howard C. Stutz, emeritus professor of genetics at Brigham Young University, devoted more than sixty years to the study of genetics and plant evolution. Born in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, in 1918, he received his B.S. (1940) from Brigham Young University, where he was also awarded his M.S. in botany (1954), followed by his Ph.D. in genetics at the University of California, Berkeley (1956). He taught at Brigham Young University for more than thirty years where he received the Karl G. Maeser Award for Teaching Excellence. Other honors include a Guggenheim fellowship for his work in the Middle East, a National Science Foundation grant for his studies in Morocco and Spain, and a Fulbright fellowship for research and teaching at the American University of Beirut. He published more than eighty scientific papers.
Dr. Stutz served diligently in many Church callings, including as a bishop, high councilor, and stake patriarch. He passed away in 2010 shortly after finishing the manuscript for this book. Let the Earth Bring Forth grows out of his love for the Lord and the wonder and fascination which he exhibits for this magnificent planet created by God.