John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. This is not good aggie science. Dead seeds don't sprout. That is why farmers "proof" old seeds - to determine what percentage will sprout. Yes, there might be a spiritual application. But no one in the text questioned this being the latest scientific/agricultural info. Jesus' statement was accepted by his enemies at face value.