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Posted by: Ervil Lebaron ( )
Date: August 01, 2020 06:41AM

Mormon archaeology or archaeologists or anthropologists are not regarded as credible by non Mormon scholars in these professions.

So are there any Mormon who have full time professional careers in any institution outside of BYU,or outside of the United States?

I have never personally heard of any Mormon excelling in these sciences outside of BYU.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: August 01, 2020 11:37AM

I'd suppose that if your thesis for your degree from the Y was on Agriculture in Post-Jesus Zarahemla, you might have some difficulty working in your field outside of the BYU bubble.

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Posted by: RichardtheBad (not logged in) ( )
Date: August 01, 2020 04:48PM

I've met few archaeologist who were mormon, but none that I would describe as a "mormon archaeologist".

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Posted by: Phantom Shadow ( )
Date: August 01, 2020 08:52PM

There was a Stanford professor--at least a teacher--who taught a class DH took about the Mayans. This was about 15 years ago. The prof had translated the Popol Vuh. After the last class DH went and talked to him about the BoM. The prof said the Mayans were not the BoM people.

Yes, the prof admitted he was a Mormon. I don't remember
his name, but he wasn't famous, especially not as a Mormon archeologist.

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: August 02, 2020 12:34AM

Mormon geologists, archeologists, botanists, zoologists, in my experience, are all reality-based in their chosen profession. They somehow compartmentalize the discrepancy between the literal interpretation of Mormon scripture and their profession.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 02, 2020 01:36AM

And yet they don't rise to the top of their profession, do they? There must be something about Mormonism that inhibits their progress.

Or do I have that wrong?

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Posted by: ufotofu ( )
Date: August 03, 2020 01:13AM

Why would they do that? They wouldn't be believed.

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