Double Helix: Reading Scripture in a Genomic Age

13 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2013  

Thomas W. Murphy

Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School

Date Written: September 19, 2003

Abstract

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.

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, Galileo

Suggested Citation

Murphy, Thomas W., Double Helix: Reading Scripture in a Genomic Age (September 19, 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2203585 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2203585

Thomas W. Murphy (Contact Author)

Edmonds Community College - Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School ( email )

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