Person Interviewed: Thomas Murphy

How Americas were Populated (Part 8 of 8)

We’re concluding our conversation with Dr. Thomas Murphy.  Last time we talked about why modern Egyptians don’t match current Egyptians.  Dr. Murphy says a similar case arises with Native Americans.  We talk about how Native

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Possible to Lose DNA? (Part 7 of 8)

According to the Gospel Topics essay, the reason why Middle Eastern DNA isn’t found among Native Americans is because the Nephite/Lamanite DNA was dwarfed by a large population.  Dr. Thomas Murphy takes issue with that,

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Who Killed the Indians? (Part 6 of 8)

It is well-known that Europeans wiped out many Native Americans.  The Book of Mormon claims that darker skinned Lamanites killed the white-skinned Nephites.  Is it possible that these genocidal killings wiped out all traces of

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Untold Story of Indian Slavery (Part 3 of 8)

Did slavery exist among Native Americans prior to the arrival of Christopher Columbus?  Yes.  Did Europeans make slaves out of Indians?  Also yes.  In our next conversation with Dr. Thomas Murphy, we’ll talk more about

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Religious Fights over DNA (Part 2 of 8)

To say Dr. Thomas Murphy’s research about DNA and the Book of Mormon raises eyebrows among LDS Church leaders is an understatement.  Not only did it cause concern among his LDS friends, but evangelicals came

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Native American DNA Scholarship (Part 1 of 8)

We’re continuing our Gospel Topics Series.  This time, we’re going to talk about DNA and the Book of Mormon. I’m excited to introduce Dr. Thomas Murphy.  He’s an anthropologist at Edmonds College and works with

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