Thursday, December 28, 2006
"Too Good To Be True: Questionable Archaeology and the Book of Mormon" by Brant Gardner reviews two recent works on Book of Mormon geography that rely on artifacts now proven to be fraudulent. One of the devastated works, touting a North American model for BOM geography, relies on the ridiculous Michigan artifacts (numerous engraved slate tablets that show Old World symbols and New World scenes). The other work treats the fraudulent Padilla plates as if they were tantalizing evidence for the Book of Mormon. Gardner's review offers an excellent warning against the pitfalls of enthusiasm without substance.
Posted by Jeff Lindsay at 7:56 AM