American Apocrypha, 2002, pgs. 47-48; “So far, DNA research has lent no support to the traditional Mormon beliefs about the origins of Native Americans. Instead, genetic data have confirmed that migrations from Asia are the primary source of American Indian origins… While DNA shows that ultimately all human populations are closely related, to date no intimate genetic link has been found between ancient Israelites and indigenous Americans, much less within the time frame suggested in the Book of Mormon.” – Thomas Murphy, ex-Mormon Anthropologist
Ed Decker and I had the privilege of hearing Thomas Murphy speak at the University of Washington. At the time of his lecture he was still in the Mormon Church and was going through the arduous Church hearings. Praise God he’s been set free and praise God that He opened the eyes of this dear man!