Double Helix: Reading Scripture in a Genomic Age
Thomas W. Murphy
Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School
September 19, 2003
This autobiographical account details the author's upbringing in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in southern Idaho and outlines how his encounters with history and science undermined his faith. Dr. Thomas W Murphy presented this story as a keynote speaker at the Help for the Hurting Conference in Keokuk, Iowa in September, 2003, less than a year after the LDS Church initiated and then aborted an effort to excommunicate him for his publication of a summary of genetic research into Native American origins and its implications for the Book of Mormon.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: Mormon, autobiography, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, anthropology, science, religion, excommunication, DNA, Book of Mormon, child abuse, Persian Gulf War, racism, Galileoworking papers series
Date posted: January 20, 2013
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