Monday, March 10, 2014
The use of DNA evidence to attack the Book of Mormon often involves multiple errors, such as people getting the Book of Mormon wrong (e.g., assuming it explains the origins of all Native Americans) and making serious errors regarding what science actually says as well. Dr. Ugo Perego deals with a frustrating example of some people in an LDS publication seriously misquoting the science to conclude that "There is no longer anywhere for a successful population of Middle-easterners to hide in the Native American family tree." In his response, "Misquoting Science,"Dr. Perego brings clarity to this issue. His response, coupled with the Church's 2014 statement on DNA and Book of Mormon issues, should help members of the Church and everyone interested in the Book of Mormon to better understand what that sacred text actually says and what the science really shows. It does not rule out the Book of Mormon by any means.