Testing the Creation Model of the LDS Church
by Rich Deem

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Table of Contents

  1. Testing the Creation Model of the LDS Church - Title Slide
  2. Why Test Religious Claims?
  3. Is It Fair to Test LDS Theology?
  4. Overview of LDS Theology
  5. Overview of the LDS Creation Model
  6. Heavens and Earth Were Created by a Council of Gods
  7. The God of This World (Elohim) Was Once a Man Who Worked His Way to Godhead
  8. Obedient Humans Can Become Gods
  9. Gods Are Created Through Heavenly Procreation
  10. Matter is Eternal
  11. LDS Creation Model- Book of Mormon Overview
  12. Book of Mormon Errors
  13. Smithsonian Institution Letter Regarding the Book of Mormon
  14. Archeology in the Book of Mormon
  15. Metals in the Book of Mormon
  16. Metal Use in Ancient America
  17. Weapons in the Book of Mormon
  18. LDS Creation Model- Weapons in the Americas
  19. Agriculture in the Book of Mormon
  20. Agriculture in Ancient America
  21. Textiles in the Book of Mormon
  22. Textiles in Ancient America
  23. Animals in the Book of Mormon
  24. Animals in Ancient America
  25. Calendars in the Book of Mormon
  26. Calendars in Ancient America
  27. Religion in the Book of Mormon
  28. Religion in Ancient America
  29. Racial Characteristics of Ancient Americans
  30. Genetics in the Book of Mormon
  31. Book of Mormon Claims
  32. DNA Studies on Native American Origins
  33. Y Chromosome Studies
  34. More Y Chromosome Studies
  35. Y Chromosome Studies - Migratory Pattern
  36. Mitochondrial DNA Studies
  37. Polymorphic Alu Insertions
  38. Intestinal Microbial Flora
  39. Domesticated Animals - Dogs
  40. LDS Objections to the Genetic Studies
  41. LDS Objections- Founder Effect
  42. LDS Objections- Genetic Drift
  43. LDS Objections- Other People Groups Are Primary Ancestors of Native Americans
  44. LDS Objections- Lamanites Were a Small Group in Central America
  45. LDS Cosmology
  46. LDS Creation Model- Matter is Eternal
  47. Habitable Planets- Kolob
  48. Habitable Planets- Kolob is at the Center of Our Galaxy
  49. Light Borrowed From Kolob
  50. Light Produced by Fusion, Not Borrowed From Kolob
  51. Kolob Revolves Once Every 1,000 Years
  52. Scientific Problems With Kolob
  53. Scientific Problems With Kolob
  54. LDS Creation Model- Summary of Scientific Problems
  55. LDS Creation Model- Summary of Scientific Problems
  56. Testing the Creation Model of the LDS Church- Conclusions

Slideshow Versions

This slideshow was presented as a lecture at the Center for Research in the Sciences at Azusa Pacific University on October 22, 2003. The actual PowerPoint presentation (1.9 MB) is available for download:

http://godandscience.org/cults/testinglds.html
Last updated March 31, 2008

 

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