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 Post subject: bomgeography and the Michigan relics
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:43 pm 
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David McKane posted on his blog about the Michigan relics. ... would.html

In the past I tried to reason with him about those known hoax artifacts.

Something is wrong with bomgeography AKA David McKane. What that might be, I just don't know. But I cannot fathom how any reasonable person would use known hoax artifacts in a misguided attempt to try to prop up the Book of Mormon with fabricated evidence.

Here are some of the points I tried to inform him on about those hoax artifacts:

For members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the best evidence that the Michigan relics are not authentic is the fact that the church had ownership of 797 of these hoax objects from 1974 until 2003, when they were given to the Michigan Historical Museum. One of those given away by the church was the tablet depicting a person on a cross.

This fact creates many difficulties for those members who want the Michigan relics to be real. Why would the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have such a profound piece of evidence as that tablet depicting the crucifixion and then just give it away to a museum that put it on display as a hoax? ... 5013&hl=en

When non-scholars make claims about known hoax artifacts, it is often useful to go back and read what those best qualified and trained have written:

Some Archaeological Forgeries from Michigan ... 00070/epdf

The ‘Michigan Relics’: A Story of Forgery and Deception by Apostle James E. Talmage in the October 1911 Improvement Era Magazine ... 7/mode/2up

Tools Leave Marks: Material Analysis of the Scotford-Soper-Savage Michigan Relics by Richard B. Stamps ... /6801/6450

New light shone on ‘old relics’ by Dr. Bradley T. Lepper ... light.html

Elder James E. Talmage was a rare apostle of the LDS church. One of his published works (he was a co-author) was while he was an apostle. It was in a non-LDS, peer reviewed, academic journal and was on the subject of the Michigan relics. It is well worth reading.

The Michigan Archaeological Question Settled, by Frederick Starr, J.O. Kinnaman, and James E. Talmage, published in The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal 33, no. 3, 1911 ... &q&f=false

The Michigan relics are hoax artifacts.

Archaeology’s great hoax ... great-hoax

The one with a depiction of a person on a cross is not from the Hopewell culture. It is a forgery. David McKane should rethink his position that the Michigan relics are artifacts from the city of Bountiful. They are not. They are fraudulent fabrications and do not support the Book of Mormon.

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