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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: November 08, 2019 07:28AM

Remains of cumoms and horses were also found.

But what exactly is a curelom?

https://mormonbeliefs.org/cureloms-cumoms-elephants-scholarly-look-animals-book-mormon/

Common sense tells you these were fictional nonsense words for fictitious megafauna made up on the spot -- but to Mormons, they are mammoths, mastodons, camels, giant sloths, glyptodonts -- or something.



But wait! THERE'S MORE! Has the mystery been solved at last?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-07/huge-trove-of-mammoth-skeletons-found-in-mexico/11683186


Archaeologists have said they have made the largest discovery of mammoth remains, with a trove of 800 bones from at least 14 of the extinct giants found in central Mexico.

Evidence of mammoth traps were found during excavations on land that was to be used as a garbage dump.
The pits were about 1.7 metres deep and 25 metres in diameter
Researchers said at least five mammoth herds lived in the area of the find.

They also found two human-built pits dug 15,000 years ago to trap mammoth, believed to have been the first find of mammoth traps set by humans.

Researchers from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said on Wednesday (local time) the pits were found during excavations on land that was to be used as a garbage dump.

The pits were about 1.7 metres deep and 25 metres in diameter.

The institute said hunters may have chased mammoths into the traps. Remains of two other species that disappeared in the Americas — a horse and a camel — were also found.

"This is the largest find of its kind ever made," the institute said in a statement.

The skeletal remains were found in Tultepec, near the site where President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's Government is building a new airport for Mexico City.

Some of the remains bore signs that the animals had been hunted, leading experts to conclude that they had found "the world's first mammoth trap", the statement said.

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: November 08, 2019 09:02AM

I'm worried about this. How do you know they weren't cumom traps instead?

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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: November 08, 2019 09:50AM


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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: November 08, 2019 10:44AM

Cumoms drive cuminivans to take their cukids to cusoccer.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: November 08, 2019 02:19PM

Have you ever seen a CILF? They are fairly hairy.

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: November 09, 2019 07:44AM


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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: November 08, 2019 10:11AM

Haha. Too funny.

According to BKP the truth is sometimes not very useful and according to this article any wild idea a Mormon apologist grasping at straws has, is "plausible." Very useful word indeed.

"Scholars point out that we can’t really pinpoint the exact date and time that an animal became extinct." OMG The desperation of that phrase!

Obviously curelom was the Nephite word for camel. You can't say that's not plausible.

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Posted by: Roy G Biv ( )
Date: November 08, 2019 10:33AM

>> "Before we embark on a scholarly study of animals in the Book of Mormon, it’s important to recognize that this is a side topic. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and contains the fullness of His gospel....."

In other words, don't let the BS explanation I'm about to spew forth shake your faith in a book that requires this type of BS explanation in the first place in order for you to keep your faith. This totally scientific and well researched in-depth scholarly study doesn't really matter that much, which is why we put so much study and effort into it.

Wow, that is some powerful mormon thinking! Very powerful indeed!

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: November 08, 2019 11:03AM

The only thing harder than finding remnants of the BoM animals from the book of Mormon is finding any thing at all of this mythical "fullness of the gospel" in a book that is mainly wars, wickedness, cutting arms off, wars, wars in the millions, curses of dark skins, thousands of "it came to passes," and God wreaking havoc and death on an entire continent.

As any Mormon to explain the fullness of the Gospel using only the BoM and suddenly a deer caught in the headlights will seem full of endless wisdom in comparison.

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Posted by: Roy G Biv ( )
Date: November 08, 2019 11:16AM

Don't let that worry you. The fullness of the gospel is just a side topic. I'm sure the scholarly study will be published soon.

Like one of my TBM sisters once told me....she finally figured out what the real message of the BoM is....."service".

So that's the real meat and potatoes of it. There's your faith bucket to fill.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: November 08, 2019 10:36AM

Not possible.*

We know that the Clovis culture represented the first people in the Americas, and 15,000 years before the present is before Clovis.*

So this is a false finding--probably put there by Mormons to discredit credible archaeology and archaeologists--and should be dismissed out of hand.*




*Sarcasm

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: November 08, 2019 02:23PM

"It was unclear if plans for the garbage dump would proceed."

From the above link. This is fitting for a Curelom Trap but would be a Mammoth mistake.

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