Mormon carbon dating
In other words, this is not the DNA we would expect to find today from Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Lehi, Nephi, etc.**Recent research has revealed the presence of the X2a lineage in the DNA of a famous ancient skeleton named Kennewick Man.
The skeleton was found in the banks of the Columbia River, Washington state.
Since the invention of the C-14 method and the appearance of evangelical professionals in this field, however, American evangelicals have divided themselves into two groups.
One group has been made up of fundamentalist evangelicals, who accepted the global effect of Noah's flood and a young earth and rejected radioactive dates.
Mormons believe ancient Jews built boats, sailed to the Americas and established large civilizations. While serving as a Mormon bishop in 1998 I encountered scientific research that seriously challenged my beliefs and changed my life.
DNA science has revealed that essentially all of the ancestors of Native Americans were nomadic Siberian hunters who walked to the New World over 15,000 years ago. A You Tube clip entitled “DNA vs Book of Mormon (INCREDIBLE New Evidence)” is causing a stir among Mormons as it has appeared on websites such as LDS.net, LDSLiving, Prepare to Serve (You Tube site) and LDS Smile.
Meldrum entered the DNA apologetics arena in about 2003 after first learning of the Book of Mormon DNA issue.
In the video Meldrum claims that North American Indians from the Algonquin language group carry high proportions of Jewish mitochondrial DNA.
The Seventh-day Adventists and the American Scientific Affiliation were central forums in the controversy regarding radioactive dating during the first decade after the invention of the C-14 dating method.
Over 66,000 people viewed the video in the two weeks after it appeared.
In a bizarre turn of events the You Tube clip has subsequently been removed from the LDS.net, LDSLiving and LDS Smile websites.
This DNA carries five unique “markers” that only appear in Jewish populations.
While not stated in the interview, the mitochondrial DNA Meldrum is referring to is lineage X2a.