Book of Mormon geography/Models/Limited/Meldrum 2003/Section 1:DNA

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The points I wish to make about the Meldrum DVD that I watched are two fold:
1. I was initially impressed by the DNA evidences he presented, especially since I know little about this scientific discipline.
2. Once he got past the DNA, and began to write about things that I am more facile with, more conversant, I began to not only lose any respect I might have had for the scholarship of Mr. Meldrum, but began to question everything he had said. As an old college professor of mine taught me in 1970, “Every person has a right to their own opinion, but no one has the right to be wrong in their facts.”
When it comes to facts about the Pre-Columbian cultures of this continent, Mr. Meldrum is wrong, and I mean very wrong. In my opinion, he is equally off the mark with his interpretation and use of many Book of Mormon scriptures.
These two points have therefore led me to conclude that Mr. Meldrum is probably wrong in the DNA evidences that he presented. If I cannot trust what a person says about history, culture and scripture, why would I trust what he says about science?
—Dr. Jerry Ainsworth[1]

A note about DNA claims

It is claimed in the DVD and associated seminars that criticisms related to DNA and the Book of Mormon have not been addressed by LDS scholars. This is incorrect. For a detailed discussion of DNA related claims, see the following:

Claims made in section 1: DNA Evidence

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Heartland (Meldrum) Geography claims

Notes

  1. [citation needed]