Source:Book of Mormon and DNA Studies:Gospel Topics:Much as critics and defenders of the Book of Mormon would like to use DNA studies to support their views, the evidence is simply inconclusive

Table of Contents

Gospel Topics: "Much as critics and defenders of the Book of Mormon would like to use DNA studies to support their views, the evidence is simply inconclusive"

"Book of Mormon and DNA Studies," Gospel Topics on LDS.org:

Much as critics and defenders of the Book of Mormon would like to use DNA studies to support their views, the evidence is simply inconclusive. Nothing is known about the DNA of Book of Mormon peoples. Even if such information were known, processes such as population bottleneck and genetic drift make it unlikely that their DNA could be detected today. As Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles observed, “It is our position that secular evidence can neither prove nor disprove the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.”[1]

Notes

  1. "Book of Mormon and DNA Studies," Gospel Topics on LDS.org (January 31, 2014)