Simplistic theories on the settlement of the Americas take a hit

Simplistic theories on the settlement of the Americas take a hit March 18, 2020

 

Where on earth is Quintana Roo?
The location of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo   (Wikimedia Commons public domain image)

 

I don’t know that this has any direct relevance to the claims of the Book of Mormon, but it does — at a minimum — illustrate how very much we still have to learn about the peopling of the Western hemisphere and how complex and multifold that process appears to have been:

 

“Paleo-Mexican Skulls Found in Quintana Roo Show Unexpected Diversity: ‘Talking about the settlement of the Americas is like building a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle with only about 20 pieces,’ explains Prof. Mark Hubbe”

 

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If you’re anything at all like me, you’re growing a little bit tired of a news cycle that is becoming “All COVID-19, all the time.”

 

(Was this morning’s Utah earthquake an attempt to change the subject and to give us something else to talk about?  I think that it may have awakened me, by the way, but I didn’t feel it.  Despite growing up in southern California only a few miles from Caltech [the birthplace and original home of the fabled Richter Scale], I have somehow managed never to have felt an earthquake.  I’ve always been away from home, or in an airplane, or asleep, or something of that sort.  I freely confess, though, that that’s not a gap that I feel any great need to fill.)

 

Despite my coronavirus-induced ennui, however, I offer these links as having potential interest and insight:

 

The Communist Chinese have been far more effective in stopping the spread of information about the coronavirus than in stopping the spread of the coronavirus itself.

 

“We Are in This Crisis Because of the Decisions of the Chinese Government”

 

“Hawley Calls for ‘Full, International Investigation’ into China’s Coronavirus Coverup”

Senator Josh Hawley warned the Chinese Communist Party that it would have “to pay” for its attempts to coverup the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.

 

“Big Government Has Hurt Our Ability to Deal with This Crisis: But now it’s time for the government to get involved.”

 

“There Is No Such Thing as Price Gouging: Denying that a thing is worth what another person is willing to pay for it is like denying gravity.”

 

I like something that I heard this morning:  

 

Our parents and grandparents were summoned to fight wars overseas.  We are being summoned to sit on our rear ends at home.  We can do this!

 

 


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