The Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum (BMAF.org) is announcing an interesting event on Oct. 23, the Book of Mormon Lands Conference. What a terrific line up of speakers! Richard Bushman is one of my favorite authors. Ugo Perego is a very sharp scientist dealing with DNA research who has a lot to say about the issue of DNA and the Book of Mormon (hint: it’s a very unscientific reason to abandon one’s faith). Ted Stoddard is also speaking. Just read a paper of his (“Critical Criteria for Identifying the New World Lands of the Book of Mormon: Implications for the Heartland Model and the Mesoamerica Model“) and think he’s a clear thinker who has nicely distilled some of the key issues regarding Book of Mormon geography. Wish I could be there! (I will be in Salt Lake on October 8 and 9 for the BYU Chemical Engineering Dept. Annual Dinner on Oct. 8. Any cool events I should attend on the 9th?)
Kudos to the The Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum (link newly added to my blogroll at the left).