"There are extensive and impressive evidences for the authenticity of the Book of Mormon as an ancient document dealing with real people and places, contrary to the endlessly and mindlessly repeated mantras of anti-Mormons." Statement by Jef Lindsay "Archeologists and other scholars have long probed the hemisphere's past and the society does not know of anything found so far that has substantiated the Book of Mormon." Statement by the National Geographic Society "...faith in the scriptureswhether the Bible or the Book of Mormonmust rest upon something other than scholarly consensus and archaeological evidence... experts are reluctant even to be identified with the topic." J. Sorenson, Brigham Young University, 1966 The Book of Mormon describes migrations of people from the Middle East to Central America, and further describes some features of their civilizations in the New World.
Ultimately, God will reveal what is true in such matters and we must trust him for our answers." The Newsletter of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS), 1997-OCT"It can be stated definitely that there is no connection between the archeology of the New World and the subject matter of the Book of Mormon. Roberts, Jr, Smithsonian Institution, 1951"As long as Mormons generally are willing to be fooled by (and pay for) the uninformed, uncritical drivel about archaeology and the scriptures which predominates, the few L. If the Book is accurate, archaeologists would expect to find numerous pieces of hard evidence in Central America that confirm the presence of these societies: metal objects; writing in Hebrew and Egyptian, remains of old-world plants, animals from Palestine, etc. However, they have all been subsequently shown to be pious forgeries.
A popular saying in the field of archaeology is that no evidence of existence is not evidence of non-existence.
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