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Science and the Book of Mormon: Cureloms, Cumoms, Horses & More [Kindle Edition]

Wade E. Miller
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Wade E. Miller, Ph.D., is an emeritus professor of Paleontology and Geology at Brigham Young University (BYU). His fascinating insights into the Book of Mormon make this a must have book for every LDS family library. Numerous books have been written on various aspects of the Book of Mormon, including a few which touch on matters relating to science. However, none of these books includes the depth on the animals that are given in the present book. The present book shows that horses, elephants, and a variety of other animals listed in the Book of Mormon were indeed in America. These are animals mentioned that critics say were not in the New World before Columbus arrived here. The same holds true for iron and steel, linen and silk, wheat and barley. Those who would disparage the Book of Mormon say that these items were absolutely not in what is now America before 1492. “Science and the Book of Mormon” contains many references which support that all these animals and items were indeed here before Columbus.


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Some of the most common arguments against the Book of Mormon involve scientific issues such as the apparent anachronisms when the text mentions horses and elephants, generally understood to have gone extinct before the Book of Mormon timeframe. Dr. Miller explores these science-based issues and possible solutions, including issues where once apparent gaffes now may be plausible scientifically. Most of this brief book deals with various mammals, but there is also a discussion of linen, silk, steel and glass, and some food items.

Before dismissing this book as being "pro-Mormon," consider that Dr. Wade Miller is actually highly qualified an eminent retired professor of geology. As discussed in his entry at Mormon Scholars Testify, fDr. Miller has done extensive research for over 40 years in geology and paleontology in the field as well as in the laboratory. He is currently active on a number of field projects in the western United States, as well as in Mexico. He has also been involved in research at museums in the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, Germany, and Japan, and has been a paleontological advisor to several museums, as well as to the Bureau of Land Management in the United States. Additionally he has served on various committees for professional organizations, including the National Science Foundation, and on the Governor’s board for paleontology in the state of Utah.

Wade Miller is a noted writer of more than seventy-five articles on paleontology and geology. He has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Good Morning America and The Today Show, in addition to participating in several documentaries about fossils. One of these was A&E’s Dinosaur! narrated by Walter Cronkite.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Sad little book June 29, 2014
By RickE
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I know of, and respect, some of the other reviewers of this book, but I cannot see how they came to their positive conclusions. I bought the book based on their recommendations, which makes me quite disappointed in how indiscriminate they were in their praise. There is absolutely nothing new in this book, and not even anything from the author's personal knowledge. Instead, he quotes John Sorenson and others extensively and uncritically. At one point he even reaches back to a 1988 book by Hugh Nibley for his "proof" about iron and steel. I can see why the book had to be self-published -- no respectable publisher would touch it, no matter how apologetic their interests. I'd like to return it, but Amazon would charge me shipping, so it's not worth the hassle. I will give donate it to DI. This book is a major dud from someone with the credentials to possibly have made a contribution!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Scientist Looks at Book of Mormon Anachronisms May 27, 2014
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I have already written a full-length review published as Neal Rappleye, "A Scientist Looks a Book of Mormon Anachronisms," Interpreter 10 (2014): 123-131. Those who want to know my full thoughts on this book are encouraged to go to Interpreter's website, or buy the article/volume off of Amazon.

Dr. Miller is an internationally recognized geologist and paleontologist who looks at various "anachronisms" (items from the wrong time) in the Book of Mormon to determine if they are genuine anachronisms, or if there is some other explanation. He briefly discusses items such as glass, steel, textiles, and food plants. From there, the bulk of this brief book focuses on animals, which makes sense given his background.

Miller assumes that John L. Sorenson's Mesoamerican setting for the Book of Mormon is correct, and hence focuses on that area, although he freely draws from other parts of the Americas as well in order to provide a broader picture of the evidence. In most cases, Miller provides a number of possibilities, from hints that the Old World animals mentioned in the Book of Mormon might have been in the New World prior to Columbus, to New World species as possible candidates for loan-shifts. Miller's background as a paleontologist pays off here, as he has a solid command of the data regarding the various species that used to roam the American continents, and the evidence that they may have survived into later times than usually expected. He is also familiar with animals which currently have a more limited habitat but which once ranged wider throughout the Americas. This knowledge helps him identify several candidates for loan-shifting that had not previously been proposed by scholars who had looked into the issue before.
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1.0 out of 5 stars a waist of time May 5, 2014
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the book was a totally worthless. there was not anything of value in the book. the author took a lot of time saying nothing.
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