Reason #144: Refinements of DNA Studies Continue to Disprove the Book of Mormon
Dr. Simon Southerton, the former LDS bishop whose findings in molecular biology rocked the LDS Church when he released his groundbreaking book, Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Church says that there’s additional new research that supports his premise.
LDS apologists argue that the 30 or so Jewish individuals whose progeny’s history make up the bulk of the Book of Mormon is such a “drop in the bucket” so to speak, as to be negligible. But Southerton argues that a drop of ink in a bucket may dissipate but will not disappear when looked at molecularly.
I do not believe that any matter of faith is “settled” by scientific findings. However, Southerton’s comments, found here in their entirety, are compelling.
For more information, see The Mormon Mirage 3rd Edition: A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today(Zondervan, 2009). Also available as an audiobook and as an expanded-text E-book for Nook, Kindle and other reading devices.