Friday, February 17, 2006

The Book of Mormon and DNA

(Updated) A "recent" article in the Los Angeles Times has returned the issue of The Book of Mormon and DNA to the news media. My purpose in this post is simply to catalogue to the extent possible, in one location as much of the DNA and Book of Mormon discussion that has occurred in the Bloggernacle. If anyone knows of posts, threads or discussions I have missed, please let me know so that I may include them here. I will disclose up front that I believe the Book of Mormon to be what it claims to be, i.e., a Second Witness for Jesus Christ. Therefore, I will retain editorial control over the links I post.

My purpose is to provide links that will impart information for faithful Latter-day Saints to become informed on these issues, and to allow them to study it out in their own minds. Many of the Blog links below are generally faithful discussions of this issue; however, some of the comments are at times critical of the Church's position.

The Los Angeles Times article or here.

Church's Official Response

Bloggernacle Times
5/26/05 Science and The Book of Mormon

2/16/06 DNA

By Common Consent
7/27/04 Another Round, DNA, Zelph and The Book of Mormon

Cordiero's Musings
2/17/06 Book of Mormon DNA and Agenda Driven Science

Dave's Mormon Inquiry
6/3/04 A Man Named Zelph
7/27/04 Losing a Lost Tribe
11/6/05 1491
2/18/06 L.A. Times Story
8/10/06 Nephite DNA

FARMS
Book of Mormon and DNA
DNA

FAIR
DNA and the Book of Mormon

Hedgehog Blog
2/17/06 Mormons Newsmedia and DNA

Iron Rod
8/5/05 Does DNA Prove Asian Origins

Jeff Lindsay.com
1/15/05 Does DNA Refute The Book of Mormon

LDS Science Review
7/11/05 Tvedtness on DNA and Book of Mormon
7/19/05 Southerton and Murphy Could It Have Been Different
2/16/06 Elder Oaks DNA and The Book of Mormon

Milennial Star
5/27/05 Mediterraneans in New World

2/12/06 Hidden Wisdom of the Gospel
2/17/06 DNA Issue Rediscovered in L.A. Times

Mormanity
5/30/04 DNA and The Book of Mormon
8/8/04 Further Thoughts on DNA Issue
9/11/04 Extinct Indian Tribes . . . Origins of Ancient Americans
10/3/04 DNA Update
1/15/05 When DNA Evidence Is Ignored
2/10/05 The Logic of DNA Attacks on Book of Mormon
2/26/05 Ancient Americans Still a Mystery
3/10/05 Semitic Peoples in Ancient Mesoamerica
5/25/05 New Paper on DNA Book of Mormon Issue
6/15/05 Tunnel Vision--Critics on DNA Challenge to Book of Mormon
9/15/05 Sherem The Foreigner
10/1/05 Church Affirms Divinity of Book of Mormon
10/26/05 Jewish DNA
11/12/05 Another Scientist Takes On Southerton
2/18/06 L.A. Times Discovers Another Old Story
3/12/06 Can Iceland Chill Out The DNA Issue

Mormon Metaphysics
12/21/05 Sunstone and Potter's Hermeneutics

Our Thoughts
7/30/04 DNA Lamanites and Book of Mormon
7/21/05 Southerton Promoting Book Again
2/18/06 Traditional Doctrine

PonderIt
2/16/06 Mormons and DNA

Radio Blogger
2/16/06 Does the Book of Mormon have a DNA problem

Right Side Redux
2/17/06 Old News New Attacks

Straight and Narrow Blog
2/18/06 Lamanite Redux

Sunstone Magazine
December 2004 Logical Structure DNA Arguments by Blake Ostler
May 2005 DNA Strands In The Book of Mormon by Blake Ostler

Times and Seasons
11/25/03 The Curse
11/26/03 Nephites, Lamanites, and Native Americans
11/30/03 Nephites and Lamanites Redux

Whole Note
2/16/06 DNA and The Book of Mormon

Woody's Woundup
2/16/06 DNA and The Book of Mormon

4 Comments:

Blogger Mary A said...

Guy, thanks for all your work in rounding up these links for us. I have heard of the DNA controversy, but haven't know exactly what it was all about--well, just in a very general way. This should help me.

Sunday, February 19, 2006 6:37:00 PM  
Blogger Guy Murray said...

Hi Mary: Like you I was familiar with it in a general way. Until I started researching the 'nacle, I had no idea how much had been written on it. Jeff Lindsay has by far written the most in terms of blogs. FARMS and FAIR have a good amount of material as well. Lots and lots to read. Thanks for your comment.

Sunday, February 19, 2006 7:25:00 PM  
Blogger John Dehlin said...

Can someone provide a basic summary, letting us know why the DNA findings shouldn't be disconcerting?

That would be fantastic.

Thanks!

Monday, February 20, 2006 3:53:00 PM  
Blogger Guy Murray said...

John: You're kidding right?

Monday, February 20, 2006 4:52:00 PM  

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