Tuesday, March 04, 2003


Mormon scholar Thomas W. Murphy who can find no evidence for the claims made in the Book of Mormon has suggested the book is 'inspired fiction':
In his essay, Murphy reviewed recent human molecular genealogy studies that contradict that claim. "To date no intimate genetic link has been found between ancient Israelites and the indigenous peoples of the Americas," Murphy said.

He noted that researchers genetically link American Indians with native Siberians. Murphy told The Chronicle of Higher Education that some Mormon intellectuals want to debate the Book of Mormon "as fiction, possibly inspired, but as fiction."

Ah, I see.

Needless to say, the powers that be at LDS Central are not happy.

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