I was recently sent the following link that I think some will find of interest:
It’s not an academic article, of course, and it certainly wasn’t published in a scholarly journal. Still, it’s fun.
Does it prove the Book of Mormon true? Does it demonstrate that the “Heartland” model of Book of Mormon geography is correct? No. The narrative of the Book of Mormon closes in AD 421. In fact, one could easily argue that the story of the Nephites comes to an end even earlier, in AD 387. But note the dates given for Cahokia. If there is any relevance in the site to the Book of Mormon, that relevance is at most indirect.
Speaking of which, it’s probably time to revisit an ongoing critique of one of the most vocal advocates of the “Heartland” model. Here are some recent links:
In my judgment, although it’s obviously about a very different topic, this piece (and the worry that it expresses) is perhaps not entirely irrelevant to Jonathan Neville’s attacks on what he likes to term “M2C intellectuals” and the “M2C citation cartel,” a cabal of dishonest, prophet-denying, academic conspirators among whom he has explicitly placed me:
However, this one probably is completely irrelevant:
And these miscellaneous science-related links don’t possess even a tenuous connection to the “Heartland” model:
Well, on second thought, I take it back. Maybe the idea of a “scorched earth” is relevant to Mr. Neville’s posts about those with whom he disagrees.
Finally, I was reasonably pleased to see where my adopted home territory of Provo-Orem ranks among the places mentioned in this list of
(Thanks to Steven Butala for bringing this to my attention.)
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