Date: October 23, 2018 08:49PM
Here's his blog site; Simon says he literally "went to bed a Mormon and woke up a non-Mormon" after reviewing the DNA evidence that began emerging in the 1990's.http://simonsoutherton.blogspot.com
On the right are archived writings of his that answer many of the claims made by LDS apologists. Today's Native Americans are the descendants of a small group from Central Siberia/Mongolia who made their way across the Bering Land Bridge ~15,000 years ago.http://simonsoutherton.blogspot.com/2016/02/response-to-claim-13-of-native-american.html
>>Response to the claim 1/3 of Native American DNA came from the Middle East - now that would be a Great Surprise
>>The paper causing the excitement was published in the Jan 2013 issue of Nature, one of the most prestigious scientific journals. The article in question was written by Raghavan et al. and entitled “Upper Palaeolithic Siberian Genome Reveals Dual Ancestry of Native Americans.” The paper would have gone unnoticed by Mormons had a National Geographic journalist not sensationalised it with the following hyperbole.
"Great Surprise"—Native Americans Have West Eurasian Origins. Oldest human genome reveals less of an East Asian ancestry than thought.
>>Nearly one-third of Native American genes come from west Eurasian people linked to the Middle East and Europe, rather than entirely from East Asians as previously thought, according to a newly sequenced genome.
>>The Raghaven study is focussed on a 25,000-year-old paleolithic DNA sample which tells us something about major human migration events that took place over 20,000 years ago. There is nothing in the Raghavan research that supports the Book of Mormon or challenges the mainstream scientific views about the colonization of the New World. Native Americans are still all descended from ancient Asian ancestors.
As I understand it, then BOM contains claims of Hebrews coming to the Americas occurred around 600 B.C.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/24/2018 01:49PM by SL Cabbie.